They are the ultimate swashbuckler-soldiers who rely on courage as much as anything else. Airborne assault troops are deployed in only the most dire of situations. From World War II through the Gulf War, the lightly armed and outnumbered soldiers of airborne assault forces have been played pivotal roles.Trace the history of this tactic, from the idea hatched by noted strategist Billy Mitchell in World War I to the present day. This special presentation also features rare film from Britain, the U.S. and France which captures the stirring past of Allied Forces.
Death From Above - A History Of The Airborne Infantry