Devils in Baggy Pants

“American parachutists – devils in baggy pants – are less than 100 meters from my outpost line. I can’t sleep at night; they pop up from nowhere and we never know when or how they will strike next. Seems like the black-hearted devils are everywhere…”

– Excerpt from the diary of a German officer opposing the 504th Parachute Infantry of the 82nd Airborne on the Anzio beachhead in 1943

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Author: Chris Carter

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