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Enemy Air-Borne Forces, Military Intelligence Service, Special Series No. 7, December 2, 1942
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During the Russian campaign, German parachutists have been employed at various points as infantry units and engineers in order to obtain combat training and experience. Casualties are said to have been high. Parachutists have been used with Marshal Rommel's Afrika Korps in North Africa. Such troops are always a potential air-borne menace to an opposing force.

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