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When German Paratroopers Executed Greek Villagers In Crete....

It was June 1941. Crete had fallen two days ago to the Germans. But the Greeks had not gone down without a good fight. This irked the Germans. Moreover even in defeat the Greeks kept harassing and killing the German paratroopers in Crete. At Kondomari village dead bodies of some paratroopers were found. Also found in a village home was a jacket of a paratrooper with a bullet hole.
The Germans rounded up men aged between 18 and 50 from the village and shot them. The Germans were led by a  lieutenant called Trebes. The whole operation was captured on film by Franz-Peter Weixler, then serving as a war propaganda correspondent (kriegsberichter) for the Wehrmacht.

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