History Main / ParachuteInATree

13th May '18 8:35:18 PM JackG
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* Also during UsefulNotes/WorldWarII, when the British parachute unit was new and they were still trying to hash out their methods, the top brass were not impressed when half the troops had to be rescued from trees by the local fire brigade after a parachuting demonstration.

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* Also during UsefulNotes/WorldWarII, when the British parachute unit Airborne Division was new and they were still trying to hash out their methods, the top brass were not impressed when half the troops had to be rescued from trees by the local fire brigade after a parachuting demonstration.



* During the "Malayan Emergency" campaign in TheFifties Special Air Service actually practiced "tree jumping" ''deliberately'' - which was often inevitable, as four fifths of the [[UsefulNotes/{{Malaysia}} Malay Peninsula]] is covered by jungle and helicopters of the era were limited in numbers and carrying capacity. Each trooper was issued with an extra length of rope to climb down the tree after his landing. Injuries still happened quite often and with increased number of helicopters was tree jumping gradually discontinued.

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* During the "Malayan Emergency" campaign in TheFifties Special Air Service actually practiced "tree jumping" ''deliberately'' - which was often inevitable, as four fifths of the [[UsefulNotes/{{Malaysia}} Malay Peninsula]] is covered by jungle and helicopters of the era were limited in numbers and carrying capacity. Each trooper was issued with an extra length of rope to climb down the tree after his landing. Injuries still happened quite often and with increased number of helicopters was tree jumping was gradually discontinued.
24th Apr '18 7:44:28 PM nombretomado
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* ''VideoGame/GameAndWatch'': ''Parachute'''s Game B has the right string of skydivers possibly meeting this fate.

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* ''VideoGame/GameAndWatch'': ''UsefulNotes/GameAndWatch'': ''Parachute'''s Game B has the right string of skydivers possibly meeting this fate.
14th Apr '18 7:11:32 AM jormis29
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** In Level 3-1 of ''VideoGame/MedalOfHonor: Frontline'', an Allied paratrooper is hung up on a windmill and killed by machine gun fire.

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** In Level 3-1 of ''VideoGame/MedalOfHonor: Frontline'', ''VideoGame/MedalOfHonorFrontline'', an Allied paratrooper is hung up on a windmill and killed by machine gun fire.
7th Mar '18 7:03:24 PM KoopaKid17
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* ''VideoGame/GameAndWatch'': ''Parachute'''s Game B has the right string of skydivers possibly meeting this fate.
3rd Feb '18 9:17:51 PM JackG
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* On his first parachute jump into German-occupied Norway, Film/MaxManus ends up handing upside down from a tree. Fortunately his friend Gregers lands nearby and helps him down.

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* On his first parachute jump into German-occupied Norway, Film/MaxManus ends up handing hanging upside down from a tree. Fortunately his friend Gregers lands nearby and helps him down.
3rd Feb '18 9:17:13 PM JackG
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* On his first parachute jump into German-occupied Norway, Film/MaxManus ends up handing upside down from a tree. Fortunately his friend Gregers lands nearby and helps him down.
30th Jan '18 6:44:26 AM Cryoclaste
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* This is how one first arrives in Sholazar Basin in ''WorldOfWarcraft''. That is, the ''pilot'' of the aircraft you're in ends up like this. Somehow, ''you'' miss the trees and land safely on the ground.

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* This is how one first arrives in Sholazar Basin in ''WorldOfWarcraft''.''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft''. That is, the ''pilot'' of the aircraft you're in ends up like this. Somehow, ''you'' miss the trees and land safely on the ground.
27th Dec '17 6:16:32 AM Morgenthaler
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* In ''Film/TheCrazies'' (The Remake) they find the long-dead skeletal remains of a pilot who had this problem after ejecting.

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* In ''Film/TheCrazies'' (The Remake) ''Film/TheCrazies2010'' they find the long-dead skeletal remains of a pilot who had this problem after ejecting.
3rd Dec '17 2:33:50 PM MadCormorant
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* During D-Day, a paratrooper named John Steele became snagged on the church spire at Ste.-Mère-Eglise and played dead for two hours before being cut down and taken prisoner by the Germans. This was depicted in the movie ''Film/TheLongestDay'' as listed above. The church still has a monument to him and the other paratroopers, in the form of a statue of a paratrooper dangling from the spire.

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* During D-Day, a paratrooper named John Steele became snagged on the church spire at Ste.-Mère-Eglise and played dead for two hours before being cut down and taken prisoner by the Germans. This was depicted in the movie ''Film/TheLongestDay'' as listed above. The church still has a monument to him and the other paratroopers, in the form of a statue of a paratrooper dangling from the spire.spire, as well as stained glass windows depicting Virgin Mary and the paratroopers.[[note]][[AGoodNameForARockBand Which also sounds like a great name for a band.]][[/note]]
16th Oct '17 8:09:18 PM hollowboy
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* Averted by: [[UsefulNotes/NazisWithGnarlyWeapons the Fallschirmjäger]], who were theoretically at risk of this, since (unlike American and British forces) their parachutes [[ArmoredCoffins weren't steerable]] ...but the Fallschirmjäger were largely used as regular infantry, or deployed by glider. The main campaigns in which they were airdropped were essentially treeless environments (Netherlands, Malta), and they could be dropped from extremely low altitudes (the upside of their choice of parachute is that it would fully deploy in under 40 meters), so it would seem unlikely for one to land in a tree.

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* Averted by: [[UsefulNotes/NazisWithGnarlyWeapons the Fallschirmjäger]], who were theoretically at risk of this, since (unlike American and British forces) their parachutes [[ArmoredCoffins weren't steerable]] ...but the Fallschirmjäger were largely used as regular infantry, or deployed by glider. The main campaigns in which they were airdropped were essentially treeless environments (Netherlands, Malta), Crete), and they could be dropped from extremely low altitudes (the upside of their choice of parachute is that it would fully deploy in under 40 meters), so it would seem unlikely for one to land in a tree.
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