Book Review: The Paratrooper Training Pocket Manual 1939-1945


27 January 2020
A book by Chris McNab

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The Paratrooper Training Pocket Manual 1939-1945

The latest in a series of pocket books from Osprey is a training manual for paratroopers in WWII. It covers recruitment and training, airborne gear, glider and aircraft deployment, at the drop and landing zone, and achieving objectives. As usual, there are sketches, murky photos and plenty of tables, along with fairly small print text. It packs a lot of information into a pocket book format, even if the prose is very dry and somewhat at odds with the boys-own adventure style cover.

• Casemate UK
• ISBN 978-1-6120-0791-5
• 164 pages • Hardback • £9.99

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Reviewed in The Armourer February 2020 issue

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