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for 12 January 2004


FIGHTING FALLSCHIRMJAEGER

Fighting Fallschirmjäger ...

   A German Luftwaffe paratrooper commando assault team is shown in combat in Holland with an airborne artillery piece. Note all of the weapons these airborne troops are carrying, including MP-40 submachine guns (note the magazine holders on several of the troops) and a panzerfaust antitank weapon (lower left). They are are wearing woodland-pattern mottled camouflage jump smocks. These paratroopers are being used as assault troops, resisting the advance of the Allies during Operation Market-Garden. The photograph is an official German Propaganda Company photo and is dated October 11, 1944.

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