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Enemy Air-Borne Forces, Military Intelligence Service, Special Series No. 7, December 2, 1942
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Great importance is attached to the dislocation of communications. In any undefended area handfuls of the enemy landed stealthily from the air may be expected to exert surprise and dismay out of all proportion to their numbers by destroying telephone or telegraph installations, seizing radio stations, and interfering with the ordinary channels of communication. Such a dislocation may be undertaken as a temporary diversion or other special operation, or as the preliminary to a larger airborne attack.

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