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Group Captain Patrick Tootal, secretary of the Trust, presented a copy of Men of the Battle of Britain to Wing Commander Paul Crook, the Head of RAF Ceremonial at RAF Northolt, together with some of his staff.
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Fallschirmjager incorporated into Luftwaffe
1st October 1935
Fallschirmjager are German paratroopers. During World War II they were the first to be committed in large-scale airborne operations. They came to be known as the "Green Devils" by the Allied forces they fought against.
Fallschirmjager: Elite German Paratroops in World War II
(Paperback - 144 pages)
by Jon Sutherland
The photos in this book are taken from an unpublished album belonged to a member of the elite German Paratroopers. First Sgt Wilhelm Plieschen served with Fallschirmjager Machine Gun Battalion 7. They suffered very heavy losses in the invasion of Crete and then saw bloody conflict as "Hitler s Fire-fighters"…
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