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The Paratrooper Training Pocket Manual 1939-1945


Airborne assault was one of the great innovations of the 1930s and 1940s, adding a new 'vertical' dimension to infantry warfare. By the onset of World War II in 1939, Germany, Italy, and Russia were already advanced in their development of paratrooper units. Germany in particular demonstrated the tactical shock of paratroopers in Western Europe in 1940 and, most spectacularly, in Crete in 1941, galvanizing the UK and the United States to expand and train their own airborne forces, which they unleashed in 1943-45. The Allied ...

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The Paratrooper Training Pocket Manual 1939-1945
2019, Casemate Publishers

ISBN-13: 9781612007915


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