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The D-Day Paratrooper

We can provide a 45 minute talk featuring the arms, armour, equipment and experiences of the parachute infantryman throughout Operation Overlord.

The paratrooper was a new type of soldier for the Second World War with the Parachute Regiment having only been formed in 1940.

This talk and demonstration will cover a multitude of points regarding the paratrooper, all having been researched from the testimonies of veteran paratroopers. Examples of these are below:

  • What really was a paratrooper equipped with?
  • How much did the equipment weigh?
  • How old were they?
  • Why are they carrying toys?
  • What could and did go wrong?
  • How do you strip and maintain the weapons?

Following the talk our paratrooper will take questions and queries and all the equipment can be handled and tried to provide a wholly interactive experience.

Foreign Field can provide in-depth detailed talks and demonstrations on the history of men and women in conflict, throughout the ages in both military and civillian settings.

Costumed talks and demonstrations can be done more than once per day and are ideal for school visits and small museums or as individual displays in shows..

Contact Foreign Field for a quote or further information.