But the aftermath of the campaign would prove to be the death of the Fallschirmjager as a tactical weapon. For Hitler was so appauled at the losses he forbade the use of Fallschirmjager in such a large scale operation again. Yet the commanders of the Fallschirmjager saw it much differntly, they never saw it as a loss and despite the high number of casualties the Fallschirmjager arm was at it's highest strength in jump trained men.

But this was not enough to save them, from this moment forward they had been religated as glorified elite fire brigade.

More to come.

After the batlle of Crete, Oberst Heidrich visitis the graves of the I/ FJR3

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