1. Introduction - The Mediterranean Campaign and disagreements over Southern France.

 

2. Operation Dragoon - The invasion plan and the German defences.

 

3. 1st Airborne Task Force - A history of the units which formed the task force.

 

4. Operation Rugby - The Airborne plan.

 

5. Preparations - Training for the operation in June and July 1944.

 

6. Operation Albatross - Take-off and the drop of the 2nd Parachute Brigade in Southern France on the 15th August 1944.

 

7. The 2nd Parachute Brigade - The advance of the Brigade towards its objectives.

 

8. The Americans - The experience of the 509th Parachute Infantry Battalion and the 517th Parachute Infantry Regiment.

 

9. The Fayence Parties - Scattered paratroopers attempt to reach the drop zone.

 

10. Bluebird, Canary and Dove - The arrival of the second, third and fourth lifts.

 

11. The Invasion - The landing of the 3rd, 36th and 45th Infantry Divisions.

 

12. Le Muy - The attack of the 550th Glider Infantry Battalion on the 16th August 1944.

 

13. Mopping Up - The consolidation and expansion of the 1st Airborne Task Force's area from the 16th to the 18th August 1944.

 

14. Relief - The arrival of the 36th Infantry Division and the 2nd Parachute Brigade's movements before its return to Italy.

 

15. The Champagne Campaign - A summary of the campaign in Southern France.

 

16. Analysis - A reflection on the success of Operation Dragoon and the role of the 1st Airborne Task Force.

 

17. Postscript - The forgotten 2nd Parachute Brigade.