Still restricted on its first publication in 1951, this is an official Air Ministry survey of Airborne Forces in the Second World War. Thorough, yet concise, it takes readers through the expansion of the RAF in the first year of war, listing operations in various theatres from North Africa to D-day and market Garden ( Arnhem). Lavishly illustrated with many maps, there are appendices on specialised aspects of aerial warfare such as Gliders, Parachutes and Radar. The perfect book for serious aerial warriors actual and armchair.
AIRBORNE FORCES The Second World War 1939-1945, Royal Air Force.
Rare RESTRICTED Air Publication No. 3231, a detailed monograph on the development of Airborne Forces & in-depth studies of Airborne operations, including D Day, Arnhem, Rhine Crossing.