Canadian Airborne Forces since 1942 cover
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Canada's 1st Parachute Battalion earned a fearsome reputation on D-Day and in the two months of grim fighting that followed. It jumped again in the Rhine crossings, and fought its way deep into Germany by VE-Day - only to be disbanded soon afterwards. In the post-war era soldiers struggled to keep airborne skills alive until an ambitious new Airborne Regiment was raised in 1968. Since its controversial disbandment in 1995, the airborne torch has been carried onwards by the Parachute Companies of three Canadian infantry regiments who have recently served in Afghanistan. This book details the fascinating history of the Canadian Airborne forces.

Table of Contents

· Creation of an airborne capability, 1942 · 1st Canadian Para Bn, 1942–45 – Normandy, Low Countries, Germany · Canadian SAS, 1946–48 · Mobile Striking Force/Defence of Canada Force, 1949–67 · The Canadian Airborne Regt, 1968–95 · Decentralized Parachute Capability, 1995 to the present

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Published 10 Aug 2006
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 64
ISBN 9781841769851
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 40 b/w; 8 col
Dimensions 248 x 184 mm
Series Elite
Short code ELI 143
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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