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What nation are these soldiers from?

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    Default What nation are these soldiers from?

    I'm guessing they're not German, but they might be Axis, I bought them in a lot with 80+ German pictures from Norway(A lot, but not all were from Norway, there were even some pre-war German early Nazi part/Hitler Jugend pictures which were nice). It looks to be taken up in the North due to the terrain, probably Norway/Finland. The helmet doesn't look German.

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    To me it looks like Nowegian/Finish landscape, the environment etc, what do you think Vegar?

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    Lots of Birch trees....Finland?
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    French. Note both the helmet and sheepskin jacket. Remember France sent troops to Norway in 1940.

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    But Adrian, their in Norway right?

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    Thanks Ade!
    I thought about that, but was not sure about it since it came with a German lot of pictures, and I assumed it was taken by a German. It appears they are not using German gear of any sort, so I'd guess the picture is indeed of French soldiers in Norway, 1940.
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    Vegard T.
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    Looking for militaria from 38. Batterie, Heeres Küsten Artillerie Regiment 977, also from 31, 32 and 36. Batterie.

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    Quote by Normandie View Post
    But Adrian, their in Norway right?
    Yes, French 5e Demi-Brigade Chasseurs Alpins fought in Norway in 1940.

    I have an artists impression in a book showing a French mountain trooper wearing this uniform.

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