Thursday, January 18, 2007

Blood Is Thicker Than Water: "Talon"

Yanks Land in Germany! When they do ... paratroopers' uniforms will be closed with a slide fastener for streamlined safety. Weapons and supplies will drift down in slide-fastened bags for instant accessibility ... and knives so sharp they'd slice through leather will be "zipped" out of slide-fastened sheaths and used to cut away chutes and harness!

Life November 30, 1942

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