World War II saw the first serious use of paratroops, with their most famous early action being the capture of
Crete by the German Fallschirmjäger in May 1941. This costly triumph discouraged the Germans from planning massed airborne actions in the future, yet its success encouraged the British to develop their own paratroop units, building to a climax with the
famous but again costly action at Arnhem in September 1944.
Scale 1/32 Airfix Figures