Battle of Crete

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“This dead German paratrooper belonged to the Luftlande Sturm Regiment. He landed in the sea and drowned. He then later came drifting to the beach of Maleme.” Invasion of Crete,

Dead Fallschirmjager, Crete 1941, pin by Paolo Marzioli

A look at German parachute troops, or Fallschirmjager, of World War II.

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German Fallschirmjäger at Kreta. May, Pin by Paolo Marzioli

Germans paratroopers in Crete 1941

Fallshirmjager, Rome september pin by old Paolo Poop Stain Marzioli

Fallschirmjägers

German paratroops fire a LG 40 recoilless gun cm Leichtgeschütz during training exercises, San Felice (Monte Circeo), Italy, 26 December The paratroops deployed in infantry roles throughout the fighting in Italy.

Fallschirmjäger firing a 10,5 cm Leichtgeschütz 40, San Felice, Monte Cicero, Italy, 26 December 1943

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Fallschirmjäger wearing a jump smoke over his "Uberfalihosen"- note the painted buckle and tropical boots - pin by old Paolo Poop Stain Marzioli

Fallschirmjäger wearing a jump smoke over his "Uberfalihosen"- note the painted buckle and tropical boots - pin by Paolo Marzioli

Operation Mercury: The German Invasion of Crete, 20 June 1941 - German paratrooper

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May 20, 1941 - Operation Mercury: German paratroops invade Crete.

Fallschirmjager in Crete pin by stinky old poop stain

Fallschirmjager in Crete 1941, pin by Paolo Marzioli

This painting by Peter McIntyre, The Blitz, Canea area defended by NZers, depicts an attack by the Luftwaffe (German air force) on the town of Canea in Crete, May History Of India, Ww2 History, History Online, Military Diorama, Military Art, Military History, Battle Of Crete, Book Of Poems, New Zealand Art

Peter McIntyre, The Blitz, Canea Crete area defended by NZ'ers, May 1941

The Battle of Crete began on 20 May 1941, with the airborne invasion of the island of Crete by German forces. Greek and Allied forces, along with Cretan civilians, defended the island. Only a few weeks before the invasion, New Zealand officer Major General Bernard Freyberg VC has been appointed commander of the Allied forces on Crete. After one day of fighting, the Germans had suffered very heavy casualties and the Allied troops were confident that they would prevail against the German…