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Airborne : World War II paratroopers in combat

Author: Julie Guard
Publisher: Oxford, U.K. ; New York : Osprey Pub., 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Airborne warfare reached its peak during World War II -- the only war in which the potential gains of using airborne tactics ever justified the great costs, both material and human. The revolutionary developments in tactics and equipment meant that whole divisions could now be inserted behind enemy lines to initiate surprise attacks. This book gives an overview of airborne warfare during World War II looking not  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Julie Guard
ISBN: 9781846031960 1846031966
OCLC Number: 123375472
Description: 304 pages : illustrations (some color); maps (some color) ; 25 cm
Contents: German airborne forces: Fallschirmjäger / by Bruce Quarrie. Crete 1941 / by Peter D. Antill --
US airborne forces: US paratrooper / by Carl Smith. D-Day 1944 / by Steven J. Zaloga --
British airborne forces: British pratroopers / by Tim Moreman. Arnhem 1944 / by Stephen Badsey --
Conclusion / by Gordon L. Rottman.
Other Titles: World War II paratroopers in combat
Responsibility: editor, Julie Guard.
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