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Airborne Assault: Parachute Forces In Action, 1940-91 #PSLHRD0006
 
Airborne Assault: Parachute Forces In Action, 1940-91
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Military Units
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Patrick Stephens Limited

The book, Airborne Assault: Parachute Forces In Action, 1940-1991 chronicles the history of parachute regiments revealing who they are, how they are recruited, their individual accomplishments and whether or not they are necessary in contemporary military engagements. More specifically, “Airborne Assault: Parachute Forces In Action, 1940-1991 takes a look at every major airborne assault world-wide and most minor operations from their use by the Allies and Axis forces during World War II, as well as, in operations from Malaya, Borneo and Indochina to Radfan, Suez, the Falklands, Granada through the first Gulf War. This book also provides details of paratroop history, the organization and composition of all major airborne units, training methods, as well as, the primary types of parachute, glider and transport aircraft utilized by paratroop forces from 1940 to 1991. In addition to the author’s comprehensive research, “Airborne Assault: Parachute Forces In Action, 1940-1991” includes a number of first-hand accounts spanning a number of different missions. The major sections of “Airborne Assault: Parachute Forces In Action, 1940-1991” are as follows: 1) Introduction; 2) Chapter 1 – Mediterranean Inferno; 3) Chapter 2 – Ploughshares Into Swords; 4) Chapter 3 – By Air To Battle; 5) Chapter 4 – The Red And The Green; 6) Chapter 5 – From Normandy To The Rhine; 7) Chapter 6 – Islands, Jungles And Rivers; 8) Chapter 7 – Wars In Peace; 9) Chapter 8 – Airmobile; 10) Appendix 1 - Parachutes; 11) Appendix 2 - Principal Aircraft; 12) Appendix 3 - Other Airborne Forces; 13) Further reading and 14) Index. In addition to an informative narrative, “Airborne Assault: Parachute Forces In Action, 1940-1991” includes the following features: 1) Approximately 67 black and white photographs and 2) About 8 maps. This book is 216 pages and is in excellent condition. The author is Bruce Quarrie. Edition published in 1991.

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