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By Air to Battle (Paperback)

The Official History of the British Paratroops in World War II - World War II from Original Sources

Aviation > WWII Military > By Century > 20th Century P&S History > British History WWI WWII > Battles & Campaigns > Arnhem WWII > Battles & Campaigns > D-Day & Normandy World History > Europe World History > UK & Ireland

By Bob Carruthers
Imprint: Pen & Sword Aviation
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9781781591130
Published: 29th October 2012

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First published in 1945 and comprising a compilation of fascinating primary accounts of airborne combat as told by the very men who fought in the action, 'By Air to Battle' is the official history of Airborne operations by British Paratroops in World War II.

Spanning the introduction of the Central Landing Establishment to the end of the war, we follow the heroic exploits of the British First and Sixth Airborne Divisions. Never before available in ebook form 'By Air to Battle' is an inspiring and at times very comic description of the true events that took place at such historic conflicts as Arnhem, the Rhine, Normandy and Bruneval as well as the Airborne forces in North Africa, Sicily and Italy.

This is a must-read for any military history enthusiast.

Originally published in 1945, "By Air to Battle" told the story of the conception of the British paratrooper as well as their early exploits in World War 2. 66 years later it still makes good reading. The fact that when it was written the events it chronicles were still very fresh in the minds of those interviewed means that there is no faded memories to cast any doubt over the finer details.

This is a welcome Second World War re-print that stands up extremely well to the last 66 years on the shelf so to speak.

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About Bob Carruthers

Bob Carruthers is one of the UK’s leading military historians and is famous in the UK for the bestselling book The Wehrmacht in Russia, published by Pen & Sword, which topped Amazon bestseller charts in 2012. Bob is also an Emmy AwardTM winning filmmaker whose work in the form of series such as Battlefield, Line of Fire, and Weapons of War are channel staples that are shown on BBC, Channel 4, Discovery, PBS and numerous other channels around the world.

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