By Ian Baxter
Hitler’s mountain troops or Gebirgsjager have been a gaggle of elite squaddies prepared for conflict, regardless of the stipulations. those mountain males have been educated to ski, climb and suffer lengthy marches, live to tell the tale appalling stipulations and got a task as crack surprise troops. but a number of the campaigns within which the Gebirgsjager fought have been on point floor the place that they had little chance to illustrate their distinctive abilities. as an alternative, they have been continuously hired as attack infantry in traditional conflict, a job during which each person trooper excelled, yet now not one for which they'd been trained.
They fought in nearly all theaters of worldwide warfare II, significantly at the japanese entrance, the place operations took them into the Caucasus. The Gebirgsjager have been proud to put on the Edelweiss, the well-known badge that set them aside and distinctive them as Hitler’s mountain males. This remarkable ebook indicates the Gebirgsjager in education and motion from Poland, Norway and France, via Yugoslavia, the jap entrance and within the last phases of the struggle.
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