This book is the first definitive reference on the history of the Canadian Airborne forces. It has been painstakingly compiled from war diaries, unit histories, unit and museum files, as well as a myriad of books, professional journals and magazines. It provides a detailed and comprehensive account of the Canadian airborne legacy with lead-in pieces that both encapsulate and explain the Canadian airborne experience and the enigmatic Airborne Mystique.
The material has been organized as a listing, by month and year, of key decisions pertaining to the airborne forces and their activities, events, exercises, operations and organizations. As well as a factual history it contains an exclusive bibliography on airborne subjects, an invaluable resource for researchers. In addition, the book includes the only complete summary of international airborne operations from 1929 to 2001 in existence.