Assault From the Sky: The History of Airborne Warfare 1939-1980s

Assault From the Sky: The History of Airborne Warfare 1939-1980s

by John Weeks

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Ex paratrooper John Weeks’ exciting eBook is a dramatic history of airborne troops and their most famous actions: Crete, Arnhem, D-Day, the Vietnam War and beyond.

Airborne raids caught popular imagination early in the Second World War, when the elite German forces carried out deadly operations deep behind enemy lines. Able to seize and hold objectives before the enemy has time to react, paratrooper assaults were seen as fast, dynamic and potentially devastating. However, they are also unpredictable. Requiring complete surprise, tactical flexibility and a lot of luck to succeed, a daring airborne raid can soon turn into a disaster, as the Allies discovered in Operation Market Garden.

Studying the evolution of airborne forces over one of the bloodiest eras in world history, Assault from the Sky looks at the planners, the generals, aircraft, gliders, weapons and the men who created a revolution in modern warfare.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781782006091
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Publication date: 04/20/2013
Series: Osprey Digital Generals
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 1
File size: 7 MB

About the Author

Colonel John Weeks began his long and distinguished military career with the Staffordshire Regiment before serving in the Parachute Regiment. A well respected author of military books and an instructor at the Royal Military College of Science, he was engaged for many years on the assessment of weapons and weapons systems. He died in 1983.

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