3R 1/6 SCALE WWII GERMAN SHOULDER BOARDS #2
FROM KURT STUDENT, GENERAL DER FALLSCHIRMTRUPPE
FROM PRODUCT NUMBER GM644
ITEM IS IN EXCELLENT CONDITION
NOTES1: THIS ITEM CAME OUT OF A NEW BOXED FIGURE, IT HASN’T BEEN HANDLED EXCEPT BY ME WHEN I TOOK IT OUT OF THE BOX.
NOTES2: ITEMS INCLUDED: GERMAN SHOULDER BOARDS.
NOTES3: THERE ARE NOT ANY ACTION FIGURES IN THIS ITEM.

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Kurt Arthur Benno Student (12 May 1890 – 1 July 1978) was a German general in the Luftwaffe during WWII. An early pioneer of airborne forces, Student was in overall command of developing a paratrooper force to be known as the Fallshirmjager, and as the most senior member of the Fallschirmjager, commanded it throughout the war. Student led the first major airborne attack in history, the Battle of the Hague in May 1940. He also commanded the Fallschirmjagers in its last major airborne operation, the invasion of Crete in May 1941. The operation was a success despite German losses, and led the Allies to hasten the training and development of their own airborne units.

In 1947, Student was tried and convicted of war crimes for the mistreatment and murder of prisoners of war by his men in Crete. Student was also responsible for a wave of reprisal massacres committed against Cretan civilians in 1941 but avoided stern punishment.