The Green Devils: The German Paratrooper Elite 1933-1941

Genres - History  |   Sub-Genres - Military & War  |   Run Time - 52 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Inspired to create a team of paratrooper fighters as a result of their experiences with the Soviets, the German army began preparing their own paratrooper unit known as the "fallschirmjaeger" in 1935. First deployed in battle during Operation Weseruburg - the invasions of Denmark and Norway - in April of 1940, the "fallschirmjaeger" truly realized their power on the battlefield during Operation Merkur - the invasion of Crete - in 1941.