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German parachutist on Crete during World War II, 1941

Reference Number: DA-12631

German parachutist on Crete during World War II. Taken by an unidentified German photographer.

Key terms:
1 image, related to Crete, World War, 1939-1945 - Campaigns - Greece - Crete, World War, 1939-1945 - Military personnel, German and Parachutists.

Part of:
World War 1939-1945 official negatives - DA Series, Reference Number PAColl-4161-08 (1313 digitised items)
New Zealand. Department of Internal Affairs. War History Branch :Photographs relating to World War 1914-1918, World War 1939-1945, occupation of Japan, Korean War, and Malayan Emergency, Reference Number PAColl-4161 (2071 digitised items)

Extent: 1 b&w original negative(s)Film negative. Single negative

Historical Notes: The photograph shows a knee length smock, in this instance camouflaged. Points of note are the numerous pockets in the lower part of the smock, the long trousers tucked into the boots, the two stick grenades pushed into the belt and the steel crash helmet carried at the side. This man is wearing on his right breast the Eagle and Swastika sign of the German Air Force (German parachutists are air force not army troops). In pockets of the smock are usually carried the following: message pad, talc map case, compass, packets of automatic tracer and AP ammunition.

Conditions governing access to original: Not restricted

Other copies available: File print available in Photographic ArchiveWar History Collection(DA. 12631)

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