The Fallschirmjäger-Regiment 6 were subordinated to 17.SS-Panzergrenadier-Division Götz von Berlichingen around Carentan. The battle-hardened German Paras, known as the Green Devils by Allied forces, fought ferociously during the Normandy Invasion. They were perhaps the best armed infantrymen in World War II and played a key role defending positions in Normandy against much larger forces. General Ike Eisenhower (U.S. Army) said: The Waffen-SS armoured and airborne units had the highest morale, both in attack and defense, the troops fought with fanatic courage. Image: Fallschirmjäger with MG42 in Caen on June 21 1944. Photographer: Czirnich. Commons: Bundesarchiv.
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