MEN AT WAR: 13 Paratroopers

Their faces were daubed with red, black, green and white war paint, their heads shorn except for a scalp lock. They squatted and waited before an incongruous background : a flying field in the smiling English hills. There were 13 men in this unique parachute unit — twelve Apaches, Mohaves, Navahos, Creeks, Blackfeet, Hopis, and one youngster from Brooklyn who "had become a tribesman by the ancient ceremonial of cutting a finger and mingling his blood with that of an Apache. Beyond the standard paratrooper's armament, they carried the most bizarre equipment ever seen in modern Europe, including nylon garrotes made...

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