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    British Paras a rough start

    The Russians had them Germans too
    not really something new
    Russia repelled an Afghan attack
    in the twenties that far back

    Churchill started Britainís call
    bothered by the Belgians fall
    Hitler and his lightening war
    paratroops shocked more

    Surprise attack the German theme
    synchronized tough and keen
    then the mighty French fell
    blitzkrieg tactics gave them hell

    The Brits retreat to Dunkirk
    ignominious defeat a cert
    It didn't break Churchillís heart
    not the end just the start

    ď I want five thousand paratroop men
    thank you very much gentlemenĒ
    he only got five hundred though
    inexperience began to show

    Ringway Manchester they trained
    a few killed, equipment blamed
    recruitment was very slow
    a change to break the status quo

    Lt.Col. Strange moved to oneside
    a little loss of pride
    Wing Commander Newnham
    installed as the new man

    Captive balloons brought in
    jumping from them helping
    instructors with megaphones
    directing to selected zones

    Churchill got his five thousand men
    the lions roar had worked again
    much equipment designed, tested
    the airborne smock liked and attested

    Their first attack on Italian soil
    an aquaduct they tried to spoil
    one man arrested and shot
    all captured, they got the lot

    http://www.bing.com/images/search?q=...E58&FORM=IQFRB
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    Re: British Paras a rough start

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    thank you dave

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    over and out

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnb View Post
    over and out
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    Quote Originally Posted by johnb View Post
    The Russians had them Germans too
    not really something new
    Russia repelled an Afghan attack
    in the twenties that far back

    Churchill started Britainís call
    bothered by the Belgians fall
    Hitler and his lightening war
    paratroops shocked more

    Surprise attack the German theme
    synchronized tough and keen
    then the mighty French fell
    blitzkrieg tactics gave them hell

    The Brits retreat to Dunkirk
    ignominious defeat a cert
    It didn't break Churchillís heart
    not the end just the start

    ď I want five thousand paratroop men
    thank you very much gentlemenĒ
    he only got five hundred though
    inexperience began to show

    Ringway Manchester they trained
    a few killed, equipment blamed
    recruitment was very slow
    a change to break the status quo

    Lt.Col. Strange moved to oneside
    a little loss of pride
    Wing Commander Newnham
    installed as the new man

    Captive balloons brought in
    jumping from them helping
    instructors with megaphones
    directing to selected zones

    Churchill got his five thousand men
    the lions roar had worked again
    much equipment designed, tested
    the airborne smock liked and attested

    Their first attack on Italian soil
    an aquaduct they tried to spoil
    one man arrested and shot
    all captured, they got the lot

    http://www.bing.com/images/search?q=...E58&FORM=IQFRB
    http://parareunionclub.freeforums.or...corner-f9.html

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