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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
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
I Was a Teenage Devil - But I'm Alright Now! By T.D. McKinnon
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Teenage Devil is a true story. It is the continuing saga of Thomas, our protagonist from 'Surviving the Battleground of Childhood', and follows him into the British army. At just fifteen years of... More > age he swaps the coalmining community for the Parachute Regiment and Aldershot: home of the British Army. The story continues as he struggles to negotiate with his new environment, as one of sixty new recruits, and then follows him as he continues to grow up through the second half of his teens, steeped in the elitism of the Parachute Regiment. Our hero encounters his fair share of adventures, and misadventures. On one occasion, an old devil comes-a-calling - a predator, disguised in the form of a senior RAF officer - and Thomas decides to commit the ultimate sin: to take a life. Fully committing himself to the task, can he actually do it? 'TEENAGE DEVIL' is a sequel, but it stands on its own, dealing with a different set of, no less significant, moral issues. And it's still a story about growing up.< Less
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
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
COLD WAR! Carabinieri 1980-Present By Dean Wilson
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The Carabinieri, have been deployed countless times on peacekeeping missions, & as support for the Italian Army that is deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan. Armed with this book you can field a... More > ‘straight up’ Carabinieri force for urban patrolling right through to a specialised Anti-Terrorist force including the famous GIS (Italian SWAT); plus the support elements such as ‘Toscana’ –Carabinieri Parachute Infantry. You can field the Calabria and Sardinia Light Infantry Companies for anti-Mafia operations. Sniper teams, dog teams and rapid intervention Heliborne teams! Completing this lavish volume is the section on the Armed Forces of Italy a massive Table of Equipment & Organisation allowing you to field every known variant of mechanised, alpine, cavalry and armoured Regiments currently fielded by the Italian Army –both for deployment in a NATO ‘what if?’ scenario as well as to Iraq, Afghanistan and on any UN peacekeeping deployment such as Lebanon (1982), Somalia (1993) and so on!< Less
COLD WAR! Carabinieri 1980-Present By Dean Wilson
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The Carabinieri, have been deployed countless times on peacekeeping missions, & as support for the Italian Army that is deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan. Armed with this book you can field a... More > ‘straight up’ Carabinieri force for urban patrolling right through to a specialised Anti-Terrorist force including the famous GIS (Italian SWAT); plus the support elements such as ‘Toscana’ –Carabinieri Parachute Infantry. You can field the Calabria and Sardinia Light Infantry Companies for anti-Mafia operations. Sniper teams, dog teams and rapid intervention Heliborne teams! Completing this lavish volume is the section on the Armed Forces of Italy a massive Table of Equipment & Organisation allowing you to field every known variant of mechanised, alpine, cavalry and armoured Regiments currently fielded by the Italian Army –both for deployment in a NATO ‘what if?’ scenario as well as to Iraq, Afghanistan and on any UN peacekeeping deployment such as Lebanon (1982), Somalia (1993) and so on!< Less
More Wargaming Pioneers Ancient and World War II Battle and Skirmish Rules by Tony Bath, Lionel Tarr and Michael Korns Early Wargames Vol. 4 By John Curry et al.
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This book aims to continue the Early Wargaming series by recording some of the key early wargaming developments post-World War II. It contains three sets of early wargaming rules by Tony Bath,... More > Lionel Tarr and Michael Korns. Tony Bath’s Medieval Wargaming Rules- published in 1956, these were the first rules for ancient and medieval wargaming and include a commentary from Charles Grant. Lionel Tarr’s 1962 World War II Rules- Lionel Tarr was the first modern wargamer attempting to recreate the battles of World War II. As a result of his own military experience from the Parachute Regiment at Arnhem, his rules show the vulnerability of infantry and the importance of cover. Michael Korns’ 1966 Modern Wars in Miniature- the first set of skirmish rules with each player representing a single figure on the table top. The History of Wargaming Project is edited by John Curry. It aims to present the very best wargaming books< Less