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Fallschirmjäger in action, period photo

Article about: A nice atmospheric photo of some fallschirmjäger getting ready for action somewhere in a semi tropical environment, splinter smocks, tropical trousers, and single decal M38's in use, I don't

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    A nice atmospheric photo of some fallschirmjäger getting ready for action somewhere in a semi tropical environment, splinter smocks, tropical trousers,
    and single decal M38's in use, I don't know the location, but taking a guess, ... possibly Sicily perhaps ???

    Cheers

    Bob
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    Is this a Gran Sasso photo perhaps ?
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    Looks like the first one has leather MP pouch? Great pic.
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    Quote by Paul D View Post
    Is this a Gran Sasso photo perhaps ?
    You could be right Paul, the type of uniform being worn is correct for about that time frame.

    It looks like it may be after any action has taken place too, looking at the photo again, they appear to be taking their helmets off,
    with one FJ putting a side cap/overseas cap on.

    Best wishes

    Bob

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    Another interesting photo, with some very interesting bandolier variations....
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    The 2 guys in the middle have rifle grenade bandoleers on. One of the few photos you'll see of this item.
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    Indeed. A rare bit of kit.
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    Brill pics,

    I think Italy is a good bet based on the scenery and that 1 Falschirmjaeger Korps were in Italy '44/'45.

    Not sure about the "after action" idea as they do look a bit clean and not as ragged/sweaty as one would expect!

    Just a thought, could the chap in the 2nd pic on the right with the cine camera be a known KB?

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    I would doubt it since he is also carrying an FG 42. Doesn't seem a likely combination.
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    Para helmets were easy to find once upon a time...
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