First in! The Airborne Pathfinders: A History of the 21st Independent Parachute Company, 1942-1946 by Ron Kent

First in! The Airborne Pathfinders: A History of the 21st Independent Parachute Company, 1942-1946

byRon Kent

Kobo ebook | October 30, 2015

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They were volunteers to a man. These were the airborne troops who dropped into enemy territory ahead of any others, pinpointing the Drop Zone by means of a radio marker. They would then prepare the ground for the main forces that would follow. Once they had marked out the Drop Zones, they then had to defend them, whatever the odds.

The volunteers had to pass exacting physical and psychological tests before they could join this elite force. These were the men of the 21st Independent Parachute Company, which was part of the Parachute Regiment, and this is their story, told by one of that unique band, then Sergeant, Ron Kent.

The 21st Independent Parachute Company operated in North Africa, Sicily, Italy, Norway, France, as well as the largest airborne operation ever mounted, Market Garden. In compiling this account of the 'Pathfinders', Ron Kent contacted survivors of his company to provide the first comprehensive history of a unit that General Browning told its commanding officer, Major Wilson, was 'unsurpassed by any other in the world'.
Title:First in! The Airborne Pathfinders: A History of the 21st Independent Parachute Company, 1942-1946Format:Kobo ebookPublished:October 30, 2015Publisher:Frontline BooksLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1848329482

ISBN - 13:9781848329485

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