German Oberstleutnant Baron Friedrich August von der Heydte placed in U.S. ambulance after surrendering in World War II
Monschau Germany Date:1944, December 23 Duration:35 sec Sound:NO SOUND
German Paratroop Commander, Oberstleutnant (Lieutenant Colonel) Baron Friedrich August von der Heydte is seen following his surrender to U.S. forces at Monschau, Germany, during World War 2. He has a bandaged right arm, injured when he led a contingent of paratroopers in a nighttime drop during German Operation Stösser. He is being carried on a stretcher and placed aboard a U.S. Army field ambulance. ( Note: Von der Heydte commanded German paratroopers in the ill-fated parachute landings of Operation Stösser, on the Hautes Fagnes, Belgium, during the Ardennes counter-offensive. After attempting, for a couple of days, to return to German lines,through thickly forested area, the exhausted Von der Heydte gave himself up to the Americans at Monschau, Germany.)
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