Use of ski-equipped troops in war.- Ski warfare
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Light infantry division in the United States Army based at Fort Drum, New York.
In November 1939, two months after World War II broke out in Europe, during the Soviet Union's invasion of Finland, Red Army efforts were frustrated following the destruction of two armored divisions by Finnish soldiers on skis.
Use of skis to glide on snow.
Military ski races were held in Norway during the 18th century, and ski warfare was studied in the late 18th century.
The Alpini are the Italian Army's specialist mountain infantry.
Climbing and skiing became essential skills for the troops of both sides and soon ski battalions and special climbing units were formed.
War between the Soviet Union and Finland.
The Finns dressed in layers, and the ski troopers wore a lightweight white snow cape.
Series of Allied-led efforts to halt German heavy water production via hydroelectric plants in Nazi Germany-occupied Norway during World War II, involving both Norwegian commandos and Allied bombing raids.
Although 3,000 German soldiers were dispatched to search the area for the commandos, all escaped; five commandos escaped by skiing 322 km to Sweden, two proceeded to Oslo (where they assisted Milorg), and four remained in the region for further resistance work.
Cold-weather warfare, also known as arctic warfare or winter warfare, encompasses military operations affected by snow, ice, thawing conditions or cold, both on land and at sea.
The Finnish Army used ski troops during the Winter War and the Second World War, where the numerically superior, but road-bound Soviet forces were vulnerable to attack by mobile, white-clad ski troops, approaching from untracked, frozen terrain.
1941 marked the entrance of the Soviet Union and the United States into World War II for the Allies.
As the Battle of Moscow begins, temperatures around Moscow drop to −12 °C, and the Soviet Union launches ski troops for the first time, against the freezing German forces near the city.
Term given to describe a type of war between belligerents whose relative military power differs significantly, or whose strategy or tactics differ significantly.
Winter War – Finland was invaded by the much larger mechanized military units of the Soviet Union. Although the Soviets captured 8% of Finland, they suffered enormous casualties versus much lower losses for the Finns. Soviet vehicles were confined to narrow forest roads by terrain and snow, while the Finns used ski tactics around them unseen through the trees. They cut the advancing Soviet column into what they called motti (a cubic metre of firewood), and then destroyed the cut off sections one by one. Many of the Soviets were shot by snipers, had their throats cut from behind, or froze to death due to inadequate clothing and lack of camouflage and shelter. The Finns also devised a petrol bomb they called the Molotov cocktail to destroy Soviet tanks.
Statutory city that is the county seat, the most populous community, and the only incorporated municipality in Lake County, Colorado, United States.
It was a U.S. Army ski warfare training facility constructed in 1942 for what became the 10th Mountain Division.
[[File:Sweden locator map 1942.svg|thumb|300px|Sweden's location in Europe, 1942
They had the option to buy additional materials such as skis, sweaters and marching boots.