151/156 Parachute Regiment reunion - Sgt Harry Knott and wife Nancy EMN-180810-161944001

How romances blossomed for paratroopers in wartime Melton

When a battalion of paratroopers were billeted in Melton during the Second World War many of the men met and married local girls, and the women were to play a crucial counselling role in helping their husbands cope with the traumas they witnessed on the battlefield, and the loss of their comrades.

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