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Paras Versus the Reich Canada's Paratroopers at War, 1942-1945

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ISBN-10: 1550024701

ISBN-13: 9781550024708

Edition: 2003

Authors: Bernd Horn, Michel Wyczynski, Lt. - Bernd Horn

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List price: $24.99
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Dundurn Press
Publication date: 8/1/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 280
Size: 5.75" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.144
Language: English

Colonel Bernd Horn is an experienced Canadian Forces infantry officer and military educator. He has authored, co-authored, or edited more than 35 books, including No Easy Task: Fighting in Afghanistan and No Lack of Courage: Operation Medusa, Afghanistan. He lives in Kingston, Ontario.

Michel Wyczynski has worked at Library and Archives Canada for more than three decades, primarily in political and military archives. With Colonel Horn, he co-authored Tip of the Spear and Paras Versus the Reich. He lives in Ottawa.

Foreword
Introduction
Creation of a Canadian Airborne Capability
Deep Battle - The Maturation of the Concept of Airborne Warfare
Joining the Club - Establishing a Canadian Airborne Capability
Canada's Hardy, Tanned Sons - Developing a Canadian Military Elite
Making Up for Lost Time - Creating a Canadian Paratrooper
Sharpening the Spear - Training in England, August 1943-June 1944
Into the Fire - Canadian Paratroopers at War
Every Man an Emperor - The Airborne Battlefield
Baptism of Fire - The Normandy Campaign
The Trouble with Heroes - Problems in England
Christmas Interlude - The Ardennes
Penetrating the Reich - Crossing the Rhine
The Beginning of the End - Collapsing the Reich
Conclusion
Ten Commandments of Canadian Parachute Troops
Honours and Awards
Corporal F. G. Topham's Citation for the Victoria Cross
App. 4: Maps
Glossary
Notes
Index