The Mountain Troops of the German Army in World War II were an elite of a special kind.
Unlike the Panzer units, they did not field the mot modern equipment of their day.
Unlike the Waffen-SS, they were not hand-picked for their Nazi loyalty.
If anything, the respect attracted by their special cap and their Edelweiss insignia was earned by rather old-fashioned miltiary virtues - by sheer physical prowess, in uniquely testing conditions.
The Gebirgsjager had to be able to do what other soldiers did - but in places where no other soldiers had the strength and the skills to go, and often in weather no other soldiers could face.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 128 pages, 260 colour photographs 40 black & white photographs
- Publisher: The Crowood Press Ltd
- Publication Date: 14/07/2009
- Category: European history
- ISBN: 9781847970978