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Image Transcription:Black and White Photograph
[*Landscape photo of a recently cut arable field. Immediate foreground shows a crumpled parachute on the field, groups of soldiers carrying guns are walking and running from the left to the right of the photograph. Some are moving faster than others and are slightly blurred.
In the sky and in the distance hundreds of parachutes are falling and landing, almost like small clouds or mushrooms on a grey sky, each one with a small black dot of a soldier underneath*]
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Wow! Amazing photo. Thanks for sharing. Haven’t seen anything like it from the period before.
I assume they’re USSR troops.
Were they deployed in any major WWII battle? I really never heard of Soviet paratroopers…
I don’t think I would forget that visual the rest of my life. Or the horrible things those men probably saw
Here’s how they were dropped, which is quite a bit different compared to how the Western Allies or Germans would do it in WW2: