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Old April 26th, 2021, 07:19 PM
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Default Something of interest

Something for anyone interested in WW2 British Paras


I found this section very interesting


unless a perfectly upright and rigid position was maintained the parachutist's face would strike the inside of the hole - known as "ringing the bell"- with painful consequences.
and there's a song about it


a snippet
I hit my pack, I rang the “bell,
I twisted twenty times,
Came down with feet entangled
In the rigging lines.
But floating upside to earth
I didn’t care at all,
For I had kept my trousers clean
When jumping through the hole
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It was also known as "The Whitley Kiss"
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