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Paras - The Untold Story Of The Birth Of The British Airboune Forces

Paperback: 264 pages
Publisher: The History Press (4 April 2008)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0752445944
ISBN-13: 978-0752445946
Author: Willian F Buckingham

The untold story of the birth of the Paras. The British Airborne Forces we know today began life as a handful of semi-trained parachute raiders in 1940. Prompted by the groundbreaking German use of airborne troops in the Low Countries in May 1940, Winston Churchill ordered the creation of a raiding force that included a parchute capability, and No.2 Commando was born.
About the Author
William F. Buckingham has recently completed his PhD on the establishment and initial development of a British airborne force. His other books include "Arnhem 1944," and "D-Day: The First 72 Hours." He lives near Glasgow.



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