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;Paras as opposed to the Reich: Canada's Paratroopers at struggle, 1942-45 КНИГИ ;ВОЕННАЯ ИСТОРИЯ Издательство: Dundurn PressАвтор(ы): Bernd Horn, Michel WyczynskiЯзык: EnglishГод издания: 2003Количество страниц: 376ISBN: 1-55002-470-1Формат: pdf OCRРазмер: 22,2 mbThis meticulously researched e-book strains the advance of airborne forces, from their earliest mythology to their earth-shattering debut within the moment global struggle. extra importantly, it unearths in exacting aspect the tale of Canada's paratroopers - from the early resistance to their institution, the rigorous choice strategy and gruelling education, to their unrivalled strive against list. It tells the tale of the first Canadian Parachute Battalion, which by no means didn't in achieving its assigned missions, nor did it ever lose an goal as soon as captured. in the course of the pages of this booklet the reader will event the phenomenal braveness, patience, battling ability and tenacity of Canada's paratroopers within the moment international warfare. RAPIDили IFOLDER fifty one

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71 Colonel Burns, as part of the Canadian Expeditionary Force (CEF) in England, now tasked with the defence of the British Isles, was 36 JOINING THE CLUB — ESTABLISHING A CANADIAN AIRBORNE CAPABILITY very conscious of the parachute menace. Their role was now to guard against it. L. "72 He affirmed that they might have to operate anywhere in Great Britain to meet seaborne or airborne attacks. This abject and bleak environment deeply influenced Colonel Burns when, in July 1940, he returned to Canada.

With the fall of France," recounted Burns in his memoirs, "the limits which had been imposed by the previous cautious policy of Mr. "73 Colonel Burns wasted little time. With his entrenched belief in mobility and speed as critical components of offensive power, combined with his recent experience in Europe, he now set to the task of organizing Canada's army for the new methods of warfare. Significantly, he saw airborne forces as an integral requirement. C. Murchie, the director of military operations in National Defence Headquarters.

Another successful assessment stated, "His hands are steady and dry and there are no signs of instability. He is very well motivated, confident and enthusiastic. He appears to be an excellent para prospect" Yet another positive endorsement read, "He is well motivated, capable, mentally alert, calm and a gunnery Sgt. instructor at A-8 and A-28. His hands are steady and dry and there are no signs of instability. "162 55 PARAS VERSUS THE REICH Nonetheless, not all made the cut. 5 percent, were rejected.

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