Paul de Zulueta

The courage of the Red Devils

Mark Urban describes the remarkable feats of the parachute regiment created under Churchill’s orders in June 1940 to rival the Fallschirmjäger

Recruits to the Parachute Regiment training at Ringway: ‘knees together, elbows in’, they learn to land without injury. [Airborne Assault Museum, Imperial War Museum Deptford]

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