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Poland, Nowa Wilejka, Paper 8.8cm x 6cm.

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A picturesque photo on the plan of a pasture and hills, the photo captures the moment of landing of a Polish paratrooper after a jump on the ground.

A pre-WW2 Polish photograph showing the parachute course during exercises in Nowa Wilejka. The course was organized by LOPP – Airborne and Antigas Defence League Badge.

 Clearly visible canopy of a parachute of Polish production (Wytwórnia balonów i Spadochronów Warszawa – Factory of Balloons and Parachutes, Warsaw). There is a pencil inscription on the reverse of the photo (Nowa Wilejka LOPP 139).

A rare photograph showing the beginnings of Polish parachuting, the photo was probably taken around 1938-1939, near Wilno.