While everything on this website has been written, drawn, scanned, and coloured in by myself, all the information on it has come from a variety of sources, without which this archive would have been extremely short. Books used for reference, hopefully not to the point of plagiarism are:


A Drop Too Many, by Major-General John Frost, published by Cassell Ltd., 1980

A Fierce Quality: The Fighting Life of Alastair Pearson DSO & Three Bars, MC, by Julian James, published by Leo Cooper, 1989

Airborne Engineers, The Shiny 9th: An Illustrated History of the 9th (Airborne) Field Company Royal Engineers 1939-1945, by Patrick Pronk, published by R. N. Sigmond, 2001

Allied Infantry Weapons of World War Two, by Terry Gander, published by The Crowood Press Ltd., 2000

By Air to Battle, prepared for the Air Ministry by the Ministry of Information, Crown Copyright, 1945

By Land, Sea and Air: An Illustrated History of the 2nd Battalion The South Staffordshire Regiment 1940-1945, by Alexander Junier and Bart Smulders with Jaap Korsloot, published by R.N. Sigmond Publishing, 2003

First In! Parachute Pathfinder Company, by Ron Kent, published by B.T. Batsford Ltd, 1979

Honour To The Airborne, Part 1 & 2, by David Buxton, published by Elmdon Publishing, 1985

Mussolini's Island, by John Follain, published by Hodder and Stoughton, 2005

Nearly There, by John Frost, published by Leo Cooper, 1991

Orders of Battle - 2nd World War, republished by the London Stamp Exchange, 1990

Para! Fifty Years of the Parachute Regiment, by Peter Harclerode, published by BCA, 1992

Prisoners of War Armies and Other Land Forces of The British Empire 1939-45, published by J. B. Hayward & Son, 1990

Prisoners of War British Army 1939-45, published by J. B. Hayward & Son, 1990

Prisoners of War Naval And Air Forces of Great Britain and The Empire 1939-45, published by J. B. Hayward & Son, 1990

Red Berets and Red Crosses: The story of the Medical Services in the 1st Airborne Division in World War II, by N. Cherry, published by R. N. Sigmond, 1998

Salute to the Steadfast, by Harry Bankhead, published by Ramsay Press, 1999

Slaughter Over Sicily, by Charles Whiting, published by Leo Cooper, 1992

The Gunners at Arnhem, by Peter Wilkinson MC, published by Spurwing Publishing, 1999

The Memoirs of Field-Marshal Montgomery, published by Fontana Books, 1958

The Paras: 50 Years of Courage, by David Reynolds, published by Express Newspapers plc, 1990

The Silken Canopy, by Major Victor Dover MC, published by Cassell Ltd., 1979

When Dragons Flew: An illustrated history of The 1st Battalion the Border Regiment 1939-45, by Stuart Eastwood, Charles Gray, and Alan Green, published by the Regimental Museum in association with Silver Link Publishing Ltd., 1994

Wings of the Wind, by Peter Stainforth, published by The Falcon Press Ltd., 1952


Photographs were scanned from the above books. Ownership has been acknowledged on each photograph where it is known. If you happen to be the owner of a photograph on this site which is not credited as such, please get in touch with me and I will correct this immediately.