World War II – German paratrooper – Fallschirmjäger

Fallschirmjäger

World War 2 photos – German paratrooper – Fallschirmjäger – with MP.38 submachine gun.
The airborne forces of the Wehrmacht (Fallschirmjäger, from Fallschirm – “parachute” and Jäger – “hunter, huntsman”) – the German airborne forces of the Wehrmacht operational-tactical deployment in the enemy rear, were an elite army, only volunteers were recruited from them The best of the best soldiers in Germany. The formation of parts began in 1936, after which, during the Second World War, from 1940 to 1941, they were used in large airborne operations in Norway, Belgium, the Netherlands and Greece.

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