Название: Images of War - Hitler's Mountain Troops 1939-1945: The Gebirgsjager Автор: Ian Baxter Издательство: Pen & Sword ISBN: 1848843542 Год: 2011 Формат: PDF Страниц: 144 Размер: 56,9 МБ Язык: Английский
Hitler s mountain troops or Gebirgsjager were a group of elite soldiers ready for battle, whatever the conditions. These mountain men were trained to ski, climb and endure long marches, survive appalling conditions and were given a role as crack shock troops. Yet many of the campaigns in which the Gebirgsjager fought were on level ground where they had little opportunity to demonstrate their unique skills. Instead, they were invariably employed as assault infantry in conventional battle, a role in which every individual trooper excelled, but not one for which they had been trained.