Battle for Primosole Bridge was a little-known but important battle between two of the most elite forces in WW2: the German and the British paratroopers. In mid-1943, the British 1st Parachute Brigade was encamped in Tunisia. Waiting to play its part in the next step of the reconquest of Hitler's Fortress Europe. The first stage was Operation Husky, the invasion of Sicily. As the British Paras waited for the green light to parachute into Sicily, the Germans had also recognised the strategic importance of Primosole bridge, the Paras' main objective. They swiftly dispatched the elite paratroopers, only hours before their...
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