French Foreign Legion Paratroops

    • $15.99
    • $15.99

Publisher Description

The decision, in Spring 1948, to form two battalions of Foreign Legion paratroopers was prompted by the requirement for enlarged airborne forces in Indochina, and the healthy recruitment then employed by the Legion. There were some initial doubts. The Legion were known to be magnificent heavy infantry, but were felt by some to lack the flexibility and agility demanded by independent airborne operations. In the Legion itself there were some misgivings over the possible clash between the self-consciously exclusive 'para mentality', and the Legion's own very marked ésprit de corps. Over time, however, all these doubts evaporated with experience.

GENRE
History
RELEASED
2013
May 20
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
64
Pages
PUBLISHER
Osprey Publishing
SELLER
Bookwire Gesellschaft zum Vertrieb digitaler Medien mbH
SIZE
11.8
MB

More Books by Martin Windrow

2014
2009
2010
2021
2013
2016

Other Books in This Series

2021
2012
2020
2019
2015
2021