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Old 16th May 2019, 11:43 AM   #2173
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Originally Posted by Captain_Swoop View Post
No it wasn't.

You're right ; it was paratroopers in gliders from the 7. Flieger-Division (later 1. Fallschirm-Jäger-Division) that captured Eben-Emael. The balance of the airborne forces were used mainly in an unsuccessful and costly attempt to capture the Dutch government and royal family.
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