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.
German medics offer assistance to a gravely wounded Red Army soldier. Both of the man's arms are smashed. His left arm, still unattended, is obviously in need of amputation. This photo was taken in July early on in the war with Russia.
German paratroops fire a LG 40 recoilless gun cm Leichtgeschütz during training exercises, San Felice (Monte Circeo), Italy, 26 December The paratroops deployed in infantry roles throughout the fighting in Italy.