If you read Clark, or Beevor, or MacDonald....the FJ suffered a HUGE number of acidents on landing! They jumped relatively low, and
their 'chutes were smaller than Allied types...so high landing speeds
They ameliroated this by the crepe rubber boot soles, the knee and elbow pads etc...but dropping onto terrain like Crete meant falling across dry stone walls, or in one case across a Cretan graveyard - MANY broken backs and bones!
But worst of all were...the many stands of BAMBOO! I was suprised just how much of this there is on Crete when I visited some years ago now...
Dozens...perhaps hundreds of FJ fell on natural pungee sticks!
And the Cretans mopped up, by rifle - and the long silver-handled Cretan knife!
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