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December 5, 2017

Origins Of The German Alpenkorps I THE GREAT WAR On The Road

Filed under: Europe, Germany, History, Military — Tags: , , , , — Nicholas @ 05:00

The Great War
Published on 4 Dec 2017

Get Immanuel’s book about the Alpenkorps in English: https://www.zeit-lupen.de/alpinecorps

When World War 1 broke out, the German Army didn’t really have troops specialised in mountain warfare. But by 1915, they brought together the first parts of the Alpenkorps. To train them, the troops were sent – in secrecy – to the new Italian front to learn from their Austrian counterparts. From May to October 1915 the Alpenkorps was forged in the Dolomites on the peaks with names like Lagazuoi, Col di Lana or Marmolata.

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