German soldiers in the destroyed fortifications of the Belgian fort Eben-Emael

German soldiers

German soldiers inspect the ruined fortifications of the Belgian fort Eben-Emael.
Fort Eben-Emael was captured by a detachment of German paratroopers under the command of Oberleutnant Rudolf Witzig – 84 people on 11 DFS-230 gliders. The losses of the Germans were 6 killed and 11 wounded, the Belgian garrison of 1220 people lost only 23 killed and 59 wounded.

 

 

Location: Liège district, Belgium
Date: May 1940

In : 1940

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