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Paratroopers in the Balkans.
FJR 2 in action on the Corinth Canal.
Meanwhile, the paratroopers had arrived and were deployed due north and south of the bridge, according to the account of a war reporter(PK): ahead and behind us flew other formations, all Ju-52 towards the same goal, soon down there it was the objective, the south’s end of the bridge of Corinth!, and below us stretched the ground located south of the isthmus.
It came the order to jump! Gone are the nerves and the whole body was prepared for the jump and then the landing, still in the air a quick orientation in the few seconds of descent, the ground approaches fastly, machine guns and rifles were firing. The drop zone was located several hundred meters of the bridge in a valley. Free from the parachute, the paratroopers hunters are looking for cover, to meet and ascertain the situation.
Hard and intense close combat, from the road leading to Corinth advanced some English light armored but they were repulsed with antitank guns, suddenly a violent explosion and a black cloud rose into the sky: the bridge was blown up!.
The fight on the bridge had been completed and on the north side of the Isthmus of hunters paratroopers cleared the field of enemies, which were either killed or captured.
Sources: Deutsche Fallschirmjäger im Zweiten Weltkrieg. Volkmar Kühn. Motorbuch Verlag.
Die Wehrmacht 1941.
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Die Bildchronik der Fallschirmtruppe 1935-45. Arnold v. Roon.
Greece and Crete 1941. Christopher Buckley
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Serás lo que debas ser o no serás nada. General José de San Martín.