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The Transforming technology of war

Parachute troops

Photograph of descending parachutist from beneath; likely taken at nightParachutist descending (1944)

Use of parachute troops provided mixed success in World War Two.  

Images of the new Parachute Regiment can be found in the archive collection of Major Francis Lennox-Boyd, which follows trainees preparing for the Allied invasion of mainland Europe through to deployment on 6 June 1944 – D-Day. 

Lennox-Boyd was killed on that day in Normandy, leading 22 Independent Parachute Company.

 

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