MEN OF THE RED BERET - Airborne Forces 1940-1990.
Hutchinson, London, 1990, 1st edn., xviii, 430pp, 16pp half tone photo ills., 22 in text maps, maroon cloth lettered in gilt at spine, coloured wraparound photo pictorial dustwrapper, an account of the operations of British airborne forces especially the Parachute Regiment, from their founding in 1940 in the early days of WW2 through to 1990, including their first raids on the Tragino acquaduct in Italy and the radar installation at Bruneval in France through the many minor and major operations of Normandy, Arnhem and the Rhine Crossing, to post-WW2 action in Palestine, Suez, Malaya, Aden, etc. to those more recent in Northern Ireland and The Falklands, based on interviews with veterans and serving members, heavy buimp to upper cnr. og upper board, lightly rubbed at tips, edges faintly tanned, ink signature and date front free endpaper, dustwrapper: lightly rubbed and creasec at extrems., good plus in a very good plus dustwrapper,
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Keywords: military history airborne forces parachute regiment war ww2 tragino bruneval north africa sicily italy sangshak normandy arnhem ardennes rhine crossing greece palestine malaya cyprus suez borneo falklands northern ireland