A German paratrooper firing a MG42. The standing position was not normally used with this hi-powered weapon. I'm sure the woods & surrounding terrain warranted it in this case....
Chancellor Adolf Hitler with a group of paratroopers (fallschirmjäger “green devil”) decorated with the Iron Cross for having breached the Belgian fort of Eben Emael, Belgium May 1940.
SS.Fallschirmjager Batalion 500/600 - Pz.VI. Königstiger, s.Pz.Abt.503 - 'Unternehmen Eisenfaust' - Buda Castle, Budapest - Oct.1944
Fallschirmjager, pin by Paolo Marzioli
Fallschirmjager uniform - Sicily 1943, pin by Paolo Marzioli
Fort Eben Emael Fallschirmjäger - Sixth Army Group
Fallschirmjager | Crete 1941, pin by Paolo Marzioli
Fallschirmjäger - 1944