Original German WWII Luftwaffe Fallschirmjäger Paratrooper Photo Album and Kreta Book - Meine Dienstzeit

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Original Item: One-of-a-kind-set. A wonderful personal photo album that contains 41 pages and 149 photos some of which have military aircraft and Luftwaffe officers. All photos are held in place with period corner tabs. Front cover features silver embossed Meine Dienstzeit (My Military Service). Album seasures apporximatley 12" x 9". Overall a really nice hard to find photo album from the early years of World War Two.

Aslo included is an original 1942 copy of Kreta - Sieg der Kühnsten. Vom Heldenkampf der Fallschirmjäger. Mit einem Geleitwort des Reichsmarschalls, herausgegeben von General der Flieger Student 

The Fallschirmjäger were the paratrooper branch of the German Luftwaffe before and during World War II. They were the first German paratroopers to be committed in large-scale airborne operations and came to be known as the "green devils" by the Allied forces they fought against. The Fallschirmjäger were very effective when used in commando style raids. The Fallschirmjäger were famous for their willingness to give every effort unwaveringly even in the grimmest of situations. The Fallschirmjäger were seldom used as parachutists. Instead, they were prized for their combat abilities and frequently acted in a "fire brigade" role as roving elite infantrymen. Throughout World War II the Fallschirmjäger commander was Kurt Student.

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