I always was fascinated with the US Army Special Forces, the "Quiet Professionals". Specially so their original main mission, the raising, training and leading in combat of guerrilla forces behind enemy lines, based on the concept of the SOE / OSS "Jedburgh Teams", is one of my favourite...
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The powerful Belgian fortress of Eben Emael covered the Albert canal just south of Maastricht. German airborne troops, shown here are eletated in their victory. They landed on top of it in gliders, destroyed many guns and observation slits then forced the numerically superior garrison to surrender.
Stanley CARTLIDGE died 24th June 1992 aged 71. Ex First Airborne Parachute Regiment. He was born on the 18th February 1921. He is at rest with his wife in St Lawrence extended churchyard, Biddulph, Staffordshire
Private 4923719 John Hedley HANCOCK, 2nd South Staffordshire Regiment Airborne died 28th July 1945, aged 30 He was the son of
John and Alice Hancock, of Biddulph and husband of Elsie Hancock, of Ruislip, Middlesex. He is at rest in St Lawrence Churchyard, Biddulph, Staffordshire
Commemorated on a family memorial in St Barnabas churchyard, Bradwell, Derbyshire
George FLETCHER, KOSB, Airborne Division, son of John & Betty who died from wounds 22nd July 1944 in the battle of Arnhem, aged 22.
Private, George Leonard, 14201397 Kings Own Scottish Borderers...
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