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ELITE No 1 THE PARAS 1940-1984


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On the night of 7th February 1941 the first British parachute unit was
sent into action. Their target was the Tragino Aqueduct in Italy, and although
the mission itself did not go to plan, the effect on Italian morale of this
landing in the heart of their country was considerable. It was also a valuable
achievement for the parachutists to have proved themselves in action, even on so
small a scale, at a time when Britain was reeling from defeat to defeat. Since
then, British Airborne Forces have proved themselves in action time and time
again, in a variety of different theatres from Europe to the
Falklands.
  • AUTHOR: Ferguson, G
  • FORMAT: 64pp 55 Bw 8 col 248x184 Pb
  • Code: 25257

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