Slaughter Over Sicily: The Airborne Massacre


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This book tells the story of how in the summer of 1943 the Allies began their invasion of the European Continent by landing on Sicily. Spearheading the assault were four airborne drops by the troops of the British 1st Airborne Division and the American 82nd Airborne. This would be the biggest aerial assault in history up to that time. Four drops were planned and they all ended up in terrible disaster. Some pilots in the towing aircraft let the tows drop too early and gliders plunged helplessly into the sea. Nervous gunners ...

Slaughter Over Sicily: The Airborne Massacre 1992, Pen & Sword Books Ltd, Barnsley

ISBN-13: 9780850523072