New magazines with paratroopers on cover
It’s been a long while since I got any new WWII magazines with parachutists or glider troops on the cover. These 3 were sent to me by Darren from the UK and are very nice. The New York Times magazine is actually one you may have seen before, but I never got a decent picture of it. The two other ones are really new to me.
As for the one from the Times, the photo caption seems strange, given the magazine is from September 1944 and no paratroops had jumped on Germany at the time.
Check out the complete overview of period magazines with parachutists
Hello Wouter.I was wondering if you could do an article on the length of rope a paratrooper carried.
Hello Layn, I could do that, but I don’t have that much information about this. There were two types, as you may know: the early type was 3/8-inch (9,6mm) and 33 feet long (about 10 meters). The second type had the same length, but it was a bit thicker at 5/8-inch, and was of a looser plait. This was done because the first type was found to be too slippery. The second type was introduced in late 1944, early 1945. I hope this helps.