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German transport near Rotterdam - may 1940

A platoon of German Fallschirmjäger, but fitted with the regular Heer boots. These men may have been fitted out with boots after regrouping at the 11th, for regular FJR had no such boots on. It may also have been soldiers from the 2nd Batt of the 2.FJR, who had not finished jumpschool yet, and were flown in by regular landing.

Possibly this truck load was on its way to Dordrecht, and part of the Gruppe De Boer that headed for the southeast of the city. The truck is faced into the direction of Dordrecht, and since indeed this outfit moved itself around on commandeered Dutch trucks, it seems likely to presume this picture was taken before or during the transport.

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