True Stories of the Paras

True Stories of the Paras

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In True Stories of the Paras, military historian and ex-commando Robin Hunter traces the history of the Parachute Forces, capturing the daring and excitement of the historic raids and missions made by this unique fighting force, from their first jump into occupied France in 1942, through to their role today. Using first-hand accounts from participants. Hunter recalls campaigns fought by the Paras in World War II; their peace-keeping role in Malaya, 1947-50; the fight for Suez. 1954-6; their presence in Northern Ireland and the part they played in the Falklands War, 1982. Once the parachute drop is over the parachute soldier is an infantryman, but the parachute defines him and Hunter also covers in fascinating details this aspect of his training. At war, in training and keeping the peace. True Stories of the Paras paints a complete picture of one of Britain's most famous and formidable crack regiments.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 252 pages
  • 107.2 x 175 x 17.3mm | 145.15g
  • Ebury Publishing
  • Virgin Books
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 8pp b&w photographs
  • 0753503018
  • 9780753503010

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