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2nd Parachute Division (Germany)

The German 2nd Parachute Division was an elite military parachute-landing Division that fought during World War II. [1]

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Airborne forces

Airborne Military parachuting or gliding form of inserting personnel or supplies.

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Amersfoort

Amersfoort is a municipality and the second largest city of the province of Utrecht in central Netherlands.

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Avignon

Avignon is a commune in south-eastern France in the department of Vaucluse on the left bank of the Rhône river.

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Brest, France

Brest is a city in the Finistère département in Brittany in northwestern France.

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Brittany

Brittany (Bretagne; Breizh, pronounced or; Gallo: Bertaèyn, pronounced) is a cultural region in the north-west of France.

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Bug River

The Bug River (Bug or Western Bug;; Західний Буг, Zakhidnyy Buh, Захо́дні Буг, Zakhodni Buh; Западный Буг, Zapadnyy Bug) is a major European river which flows through three countries with a total length of.

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Carentan

Carentan is a small rural town near the north-eastern base of the French Cotentin Peninsula in Normandy in north-western France near the port city of Cherbourg-Octeville.

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Cologne

Cologne (German Köln, Kölle), Germany's fourth-largest city (after Berlin, Hamburg, and Munich), is the largest city both in the German Federal State of North Rhine-Westphalia and within the Rhine-Ruhr Metropolitan Area, one of the major European metropolitan areas with more than ten million inhabitants.

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Cotentin Peninsula

The Cotentin Peninsula, also known as the Cherbourg Peninsula, is a peninsula in Normandy that forms part of the northwest coast of France.

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Division (military)

A division is a large military unit or formation, usually consisting of between 10,000 and 20,000 soldiers.

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Dniester

The Dniester River, or Dnister River (Nistru, Дністе́р translit. Dnister, Dniestr, Днестр, Turla) is a river in Eastern Europe.

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Dodecanese

The Dodecanese (Δωδεκάνησα, Dodekánisa,, literally 'twelve islands') are a group of 12 larger plus 150 smaller Greek islands in the Aegean Sea, of which 26 are inhabited.

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Fallschirmjäger

Fallschirmjäger (Fallschirmjager or Fallschirmjaeger in English) is the German word for paratroopers.

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France

France, officially the French Republic (République française), is a sovereign state comprising territory in western Europe and several overseas regions and territories.

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German language

German (Deutsch) is a West Germanic language that derives most of its vocabulary from the Germanic branch of the Indo-European language family.

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Germany

Germany (Deutschland), officially the Federal Republic of Germany (Bundesrepublik Deutschland), is a federal parliamentary republic in western-central Europe.

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Gustav Wilke

Gustav Wilke (6 March 1898 – 14 March 1977) was a highly decorated Generalleutnant in the Fallschirmjäger during World War II.

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Hans Kroh

Hans Kroh (13 May 1907 in Heidelberg – 18 July 1967 in Braunschweig) was a German Fallschirmjäger and general in the Bundeswehr.

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Hermann-Bernhard Ramcke

Hermann-Bernhard "Gerhard" Ramcke (24 January 1889 – 4 July 1968) was a German general.

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Italy

Italy (Italia), officially the Italian Republic (Repubblica Italiana), is a unitary parliamentary republic in Europe.

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Kiev

Kiev or Kyiv (Київ; Киев) is the capital and largest city of Ukraine, located in the north central part of the country on the Dnieper River.

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Kirovohrad

Kirovohrad (Кіровогра́д,; Кировогра́д, Kirovograd), formerly Yelisavetgrad, is a city in central Ukraine located on the Inhul river, and is the administrative center of the Kirovohrad Oblast.

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Leros

Leros (Λέρος) is a Greek island and municipality in the Dodecanese in the southern Aegean Sea.

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Luftwaffe

The Luftwaffe was the aerial warfare branch of the German Wehrmacht during World War II.

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Netherlands

The Netherlands (Nederland) is the main "constituent country" (land) of the Kingdom of the Netherlands.

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Oberkommando der Wehrmacht

The Oberkommando der Wehrmacht (OKW, "Supreme Command of the Armed Forces") was part of the command structure of the Wehrmacht (armed forces) of Nazi Germany during World War II.

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Paratrooper

Paratroopers are military parachutists — soldiers and others trained in parachuting into an operation and usually functioning as part of an airborne force.

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Rome

Rome (Roma, Rōma) is a city and special comune (named "Roma Capitale") in Italy.

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Russia

Russia (Ru-Россия.ogg), also officially known as the Russian Federation (a), is a country in northern Eurasia.

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Saint-Lô

Saint-Lô is a commune in north-western France, the capital of the Manche department in the region of Lower Normandy.

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Soviet Union

The Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (a) abbreviated to USSR (r) or shortened to the Soviet Union (p), was a Marxist–Leninist state on the Eurasian continent that existed between 1922 and 1991.

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Wehrmacht

The Wehrmacht (lit. "defence force"From wehren, "to defend" and Macht, "power, force". See the Wiktionary article for more information.) was the unified armed forces of Nazi Germany from 1935 to 1946.

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World War II

World War II (WWII or WW2), also known as the Second World War, was a global war that lasted from 1939 to 1945, though related conflicts began earlier.

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101st Airborne Division

The 101st Airborne Division ("Screaming Eagles")—is a modular light infantry division of the United States Army trained for air assault operations.

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1st Parachute Division (Germany)

The German 1st Parachute Division (1.) was an elite German military parachute-landing division that fought during World War II.

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2 Fallschirmjäger Division, German 2nd Parachute Division.

References

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2nd_Parachute_Division_(Germany)

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