Hutchinson's Pictorial History of the War, Series 24 No. 23

EMERGENCY RATIONS Towing pilots being issued with emergency rations prior to taking off on the great expedition. ABOUT TO TAKEOFF Smiling paratroopers with their equipment about to takeoff for Holland in one of the giant transports. WATCHFUL GUNNER OF AN ESCORTING AIRCRAFT A gunner of an escorting aircraft keeps a sharp lookout for enemy fighters as part of the great air fleet speeds on its way. Practically no aircraft interfered with the landings although at some points there was heavy opposition from flak batteries and ground forces. 5301
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