Invasion of Kreta by Fallschirmjäger in 1941

The invasion of Kreta while a victory was a disaster for Germany. The luftwaffe lost over two thirds of it's transport aircraft, a crippling blow especially since it was vital to the upcoming operation Barbarossa, the invasion of Russia. Further the combat losses suffered by the Fallschirmjäger convinced Hitler that the usefullness of the Fallschirmjäger was at an end.

Photos from the Bundesarchiv taken by Luftwaffe kriegsberichter...

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