Les Paras de la seconde guerre mondiale
Since more than 70 years, paratroops are assimilated as an elite troop of each army, due to the numerous exploits they made during the second world war.
The idea of paratroops was initiated by the Soviet Union in the years ’30 ; was ameliorated by the Germans in 1940-41 and, in 1944-45 that were the Anglo-Americans that gived enormous capacities to their paras.
Ligne de Front begins with this hors-série an encyclopedic study of the paras from de nations that were involved in WWII. The first volume (tome I) is consacred to the Allies : USA, Great Britain, France, USSR, but also Belgium, Poland, Yugoslavia, Czechoslovakia, Greece and Norway.
How the paras were instructed ; their weapons, materials and specific vehicles, aircrafts and gliders, military operations : every aspect of each unit is depicted in that 100 pages book . You will travel from Toccoa to Bastogne via Arnhem, Normandy, Tunisia, Philippinas and the Balkans !
Each country is depicted separately, with lot of informations and an incredible quantity of excellent photos that depicts the men, their uniforms and some combat scenes.
The book is in French but is an unavoidable reference for the history of WWII. Your sample is here!
I’m impatient to discover the next tome, about Axis paras…
Sample publication is provided by Ligne de Front