Heikki Myllylä

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Finland, North Europe  ·  My hobby is History and genealogy. I like to read, watch and research of any kind of materials from history. In addition I like to study the Greek.
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Greece -Crete 1941 - Surrendering commonwealth soldiers been taken POW by German Fallschirmjäger. The ANZACS gave the German Paratroopers a caning all the same. Never used again as a frontline fighting force.

Surrendering commonwealth soldiers been taken POW by German Fallschirmjäger, Crete, 1941. Colorization and description by Mike Gepp.

Greece -Crete 1941 - Surrendering commonwealth soldiers been taken POW by German Fallschirmjäger. The ANZACS gave the German Paratroopers a caning all the same. Never used again as a frontline fighting force.

Fallschirmjäger, Crete - pin by Paolo Marzioli

Fallschirmjäger, Crete - pin by Paolo Marzioli

Crete, Suda Bay, May of 1941. Κρήτη, Σούδα, Μάιος 1941. by Markos Danezis

Crete, Suda Bay, May of 1941. Κρήτη, Σούδα, Μάιος 1941. by Markos Danezis

A 3rd Fallschirmjager regiment machine-gun position in the shelter of a small stone wall, near Malemes, Kreta, 20. May. 1941.

A 3rd Fallschirmjager regiment machine-gun position in the shelter of a small stone wall, near Malemes, Kreta, 20. May. 1941.

Heraklion shortly after the capture by German troops, Crete 1941 - pin by Paolo Marzioli

German destruction in Heraklion.May 1941 (Photo by ullstein bild/ullstein bild via Getty Images)

German paratroopers during a break in battle on Crete, May 1941. Certainly a propaganda photo for the homeland, concealing the huge losses o...

German paratroopers during a break in battle on Crete, May Certainly a propaganda photo for the homeland, concealing the huge losses of the 'Green Devils'. Pin by Paolo Marzioli

1941 ΧΑΝΙΑ ΟΔΟΣ ΕΛ ΒΕΝΙΖΕΛΟΥ ΣΤΟ ΥΨΟΣ ΤΟΥ ΦΟΥΡΝΟΥ ΤΟΥ ΔΡΑΝΔΑΚΗ

1941 ΧΑΝΙΑ ΟΔΟΣ ΕΛ ΒΕΝΙΖΕΛΟΥ ΣΤΟ ΥΨΟΣ ΤΟΥ ΦΟΥΡΝΟΥ ΤΟΥ ΔΡΑΝΔΑΚΗ

76 years today, the skies of Crete became filled with the crosses of the Luftwaffe and parachute canopies as the Fallschirmjäger of the 7th Flieger Division dropped from their Ju-52 transport planes, often right on top of the Allied defenses. As a result many were shot dead even before hitting the ground. To make things worse, they jumped armed only with pistols or machine-pistols. Their rifles, sub-mgs and heavier equipment being dropped separately in containers. Getting rid of the…

76 years today, the skies of Crete became filled with the crosses of the Luftwaffe and parachute canopies as the Fallschirmjäger of the Flieger Division dropped from their transport planes,.

Fallschirmjager after the fall of Crete, 1941.

Fallschirmjager after the fall of Crete, 1941.

Fallshirmjager Crete 1941 - pin by Paolo Marzioli

Fallshirmjager Crete 1941 - pin by Paolo Marzioli