BELGIANS TRAIN IN ENGLAND: PARACHUTE TRAINING AT RINGWAY, NEAR MANCHESTER, 1942
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Belgian paratroopers in training at Ringway, near Manchester. The photograph shows them dropping through a wooden frame with a central chute through which each man must jump on command. This apparatus helps them to learn to fall in an erect position: if their head leans forward as they jump, they will somersault as they fall. The photograph is taken from quite low on the ground and shows the trainees as they drop down through the chute.
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