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Parachuting: Clear and Unbiased Facts About Skydiving By Mark Rodriguez
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Undoubtedly, parachuting is among the most popular sports in its genre. Much of its popularity can be imputed to the portrayal of this dare devil sport in the movies and ads. But unfortunately,... More > parachuting is no cheap sport. Discover everything you need to know by grabbing a copy of this ebook today.< Less
Floating Under a Red Beret By Roger Payne
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True and humorous short stories about the antics of the British Parachute Regiment and Airborne Forces
Life's a One Way Street By Bill Mortimore
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This book describes a life lived to the full. It stretches from the time when a hard drive was herding a bunch of heifers down the village street until the present time when, for some obscure... More > reason, it has become the memory core of a computer. It started as an account of family history for his granddaughter but it grew to become an exciting and humourous narrative of his life story and an account of a journey well travelled. Reading this will take you from his life as a child growing up in the Gloucestershire countryside in the 1930s and 1940s, through his adventures in military service and the transition back to civilian life. It is followed by the eventual return to his rural roots.< Less
Dropped In It By Colin Hall
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The journey of a man through the 20th century from his abandonment at birth in 1921, death of his adoptive mother, leaving school at 14, training with the RASC and Parachute Regiment and the horrors... More > of being sent to the battle of Arnhem in 1944 and subsequent months at Stalag POW camp and concluding with the struggle to build a business post-war and trace his natural parents after more than 40 years apart. Contains black and white photos.< Less
In pursuit of my father and other stories By Roy Ramsey
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The author writes insightfully about living in England during the Second World War and after. His description of a young boy's love for his father in the Parachute Regiment is poignantly portrayed.... More > His prose is sad, funny and rude - in equal parts.< Less
Die Fallschirmjäger von Dombas By Papa Shabba
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Zum Beginn des Zweiten Weltkrieges, wurde Oberleutnant Herbet Schmidt am 1. September 1939 zum Chef der 1. Kompanie des Fallschirm-Jäger-Regiment 1 ernannt. Schmidts erster Kampfeinsatz erfolgte... More > im Zuge des Unternehmens Weserübung. Am 14. April 1940 waren britischen Truppen bei Namsos und wenige Tage später auch in Andalsnes gelandet. Schmidt erhielt noch am Abend des 14. April 1940 den Kampfauftrag, die Vereinigung der norwegischen Truppen, die nördlich von Oslo standen, mit den britischer 148. Infanterie-Brigade um jeden Preis zu verhindern. In der Nacht und bei starken gegnerischen Abwehrfeuer, sprangen Schmidt und seine Kompanie etwa 8 km südlich von Gudbrandsdal ab. Bald darauf entbrannten die ersten Gefechte zwischen norwegischen Einheiten und seiner Kompanie, in deren Verlauf Schmidt schwer verwundet wurde. Er blieb dennoch bei seiner Truppe und führte seine Kompanie weiter. Für seine Kühnheit und Geschick im Einsatz, erhielt er am 29. Mai 1940 das Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes.< Less
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Trolls Don't Do Kung Fu By John McCrudden
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The world of Sol is the home hundreds of Faerie races that live in the vast forests, savannahs and deserts of Sol. Earth sends a military expedition force in to Sol with diplomats accompanying the... More > military force. The United Federation of Europe creates a foot hold in the Elvin Country of Alfheim. Colour Sergeant Jon Raine is posted with his battalion to the outposts of Sol where the fourth Battalion of the Parachute regiment, the dragon riders are assigned to push the military boundaries of the United Federation of Europe’s military presence on Sol. An ancient Elvin prophecy agreed and shared by all Faeian tells of a Black Messiah that will appear to rid their world of invaders who threaten to destroy the world of Sol. Is Jon Raine the fulfilment of that prophecy?< Less
Trolls Don't Do Kung Fu: Book One of the Chronicles of Sol By John McCrudden
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The world of Sol is the home of hundreds of Faerie races that live in the vast forests, savannahs and deserts of Sol. Earth sends a military expedition force in to Sol with diplomats accompanying the... More > military force. The United Federation of Europe creates a foot hold in the Elvin Country of Alfheim. Colour Sergeant Jon Raine is posted with his battalion to the outposts of Sol where the fourth Battalion of the Parachute regiment, the dragon riders are assigned to push the military boundaries of the United Federation of Europe's military presence on Sol. An ancient Elvin prophecy agreed and shared by all Faeian tells of a Black Messiah that will appear to rid their world of invaders who threaten to destroy the world of Sol. Is Jon Raine the fulfilment of that prophecy?< Less
What Sort Of A Job Is That? By Philip S. Joste
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Philip Joste left School when he was 14. He describes his adventures as a boy during World War Two, life in a Travelling Fairground and doing his National service in the Parachute Regiment. He has... More > mixed with some of London’s most infamous Gangsters, worked on almost a hundred films, and played Poker with some of Hollywood’s biggest Stars. During the time he was running the famous Rainbow Bar and Grill, on Sunset Strip in Los Angeles, he created the Hollywood Vampires, whose members included Alice Cooper, Meatloaf, Ringo Starr, Keith Moon and others. He constructed a vacation project in Majorca, ran Bob Guccione’s Penthouse club in Mayfair, built a chain of Theme restaurants in America, dealt in the California property market, opened a Militaria Collectors shop in Las Vegas, and a host of other ventures before finally retiring back to his roots in Sussex.< Less

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