Paperback. First published in the UK in 1945 by
"His Majesty's Stationary Office". Printed by "C. Nicholls & Co. Ltd."
Writer N/K. No ISBN number.
The book relates the formation of Britain's first parachute training school
following an instruction from Winston Churchill in 1940 and describes the
training and equipment of the paratrooper and his comrade-in-arms,
the glider-borne soldier. It then goes on to detail all the operations in which
these two famous airborne divisions participated, from the first abortive
raid on an Italian viaduct to the epic of Arnhem, embracing on its way
the battles in Tunisia, Sicily, Italy and behind the Normandy beachheads.