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whats the edelweiss /nazi connection

Article about: Gentlemen, the"Gebirgsjäger, (in English, Mountain Riflemen) is the German designation for mountain infantry. The word Jäger (huntsman or hunter) is the traditional German term for rifl

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    ignorant question here

    the g/f has just returned from a trip to edelweiss germany , then tonight while browsing some items for sale i see several edleweiss items for sale

    whats it all about ?

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    Worn by Heer & Waffen SS Mountain Troops and also by the SA in Alpine Regions.

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    Edelweiss was an insignia worn by mountain troops (Geb. Jager). Stewy

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    The Edelweiss was an emblem of the Gebirgsjaeger (German Mountain troops) in WW2. They used it as a cap badge and a sleeve patch

    Gebirgsjäger - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Nick
    "In all my years as a soldier, I have never seen men fight so hard." - SS Obergruppenfuhrer Wilhelm Bittrich - Arnhem

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    Here's one. Stewy
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    More. Stewy
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    Iconic Alpine Flower....Alps...Mountains....Mountain Troops....no biggie mystery!
    William

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    ...and some more

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    intresting ...thanks guys

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