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1. Gebirgs Division

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    After watching 'Captain Corelli's Mandolin' for the umpteenth time I wondered just who were the Wehrmacht troops who committed the atrocities against the Italian troops.

    These guys were as nasty as any SS unit

    1st Mountain Division (Wehrmacht) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    1st Mountain Division (Wehrmacht) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Anyone have any more info or pics on this division?

    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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    Rambling post deleted by author as not pertinent to thread theme - Scout

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    Not sure if the Italian army on Kefalonia were partisans

    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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    You are of course correct. I got out on a tangent and away from the subject of the Italian troops on account of you mentioning the Mountain Division being as 'nasty as any SS unit.' Got me thinking about the Florian Geyer veteran.

    No comparison between regular Italian troops and partisans - quite right.

    EDIT I deleted my first post so as not to derail your thread and muddy the waters in regards to the Mountain Division

    (BTW Thanks for being so diplomatic about it, Nick)

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    No probs mate !

    Just noticed there is a book about the Division

    H.F.Meyer - Bloodstained Edelweiss. The 1st Mountain-Division in the Second World War

    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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    Interesting.
    Sadly, I never did read much about the 1. Division. Will now remedy that.
    Ive read a bit about Dietl, but thats of course a horse of a different colour ...or at least a different Mountain Division (3rd).

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