June 18, 2013
 In anticipation of the success of the Normandy raid, thousands of these paras were dropped behind enemy lines and told to capture their objectives and hold position until the regular forces could link up.
Unbeknownst to the Allies, the Germans had captured and broken Juan Pujol Garcia, the famous double-agent “Garbo” almost a year-and-a-half before, and so were more than prepared for the Allied attacks.
As it became increasingly clear to the paras that the “main force” would never arrive, Sgt-Maj. Henry P Rowswell of the 5th Airborne (an avid amateur photographer who brought his Leica along, against regulations) snapped this photo of his apprehensive CO.

 In anticipation of the success of the Normandy raid, thousands of these paras were dropped behind enemy lines and told to capture their objectives and hold position until the regular forces could link up.

Unbeknownst to the Allies, the Germans had captured and broken Juan Pujol Garcia, the famous double-agent “Garbo” almost a year-and-a-half before, and so were more than prepared for the Allied attacks.

As it became increasingly clear to the paras that the “main force” would never arrive, Sgt-Maj. Henry P Rowswell of the 5th Airborne (an avid amateur photographer who brought his Leica along, against regulations) snapped this photo of his apprehensive CO.

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