- WW2 British Airborne Paratrooper
WW2 British Airborne Paratrooper
Impressed by the success of German airborne operations during the Battle of France, Winston Churchill investigated the possibility of creating a force of parachute troops. The 1st Parachute Brigade had been called the "Rote Teufel" or "Red Devils" by the German troops they had fought in North Africa, an the title come to be applied to all British airborne troops. Easily identified by their maroon berets, they would take part in numerous raids and operations throughout the war in multiple theatres.