What was the 500th SS Parachute Battalion?

Introduction The 500th SS-Parachute Battalion (German: SS-Fallschirmjägerbataillon 500) was the parachute unit of the Waffen-SS during World War II. The idea to form a paratrooper unit within the Waffen-SS allegedly came directly from Reichsführer-SS Heinrich Himmler. Refer to Strafbataillon and 36th Waffen Grenadier Division of the SS. Creation Adolf Hitler supposedly got the idea in… Read More


What was the Battle of Fort Eben-Emael (1940)?

Introduction The Battle of Fort Eben-Emael was a battle between Belgian and German forces that took place between 10 May and 11 May 1940, and was part of the Battle of Belgium and Fall Gelb, the German invasion of the Low Countries and France during World War Two. An assault force of German paratroopers, Fallschirmjäger,… Read More