Glider Pilots in Sicily, Mike Peters.
at the first major British airborne operations, during the invasion of
Sicily, and the role played by the glider pilots who flew their flimsy
aircraft into battle and then fought as infantry. Traces the
development of the Glider Pilot Regiment, their training as 'total
soldiers', the disastrous early operations and the impressive way in
which the glider-borne troops recovered from their chaotic journey to
Sicily to carry out their missions.
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