ARMY: Flying Infantry

In the bagful of tricks opened by the Germans in the Low Countries, most spectacular eye-opener to complacent military men was the employment of parachute troops and air infantry. Pooh-poohed by all the big powers except Russia, Germany's flying infantrymen put on their most impressive show in capturing the Rotterdam airport, then deep inside the Dutch lines. Thoroughly schooled in the lay of the land around the field, a battalion of crack parachuters under a Lieut. Schulz bailed out from 300 feet, picked up weapons dropped with them and went to work on Dutch machine-gun nests. Next came 800...

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