Es war ein Edelweiss: The 2nd Mountain Division 1939 to 1945

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Gebirgsjäger resting after the seizure of Hill 122 or "Radfahrberg". 30th June, 1941

Gebirgsjäger resting after the seizure of Hill 122 or "Radfahrberg". 30th June, 1941

A Sanitaeter by the rank of Gefrieter bandages a wounded Soviet prisoner after the assault on the bunker. Titovka River, Murmansk Oblast, USSR. 29th June, 1941.

A Sanitaeter by the rank of Gefrieter bandages a wounded Soviet prisoner after the assault on the bunker. Titovka River, Murmansk Oblast, USSR. 29th June, 1941.

2nd Company/I. Battalion/136th Regiment during Operation Platinfuchs. These men await there impeding assault on the Soviet held, Hill 122, also known as "Radfahrberg". They are commanded by Obersleutnant Hans Wolf Rode. 30th June, 1941.

2nd Company/I. Battalion/136th Regiment during Operation Platinfuchs. These men await there impeding assault on the Soviet held, Hill 122, also known as "Radfahrberg". They are commanded by Obersleutnant Hans Wolf Rode. 30th June, 1941.

The same Soviet soldier now bandaged up by his captors. Titovka River, Murmansk Oblast, USSR. 29th June, 1941

The same Soviet soldier now bandaged up by his captors. Titovka River, Murmansk Oblast, USSR. 29th June, 1941

On the road outside of Snåsavatnet, Norway.

On the road outside of Snåsavatnet, Norway.

Smoke can be seen from a bunker that was recently attacked by a Junkers Ju 87 dive bomber in Titovka on 29th June, 1941

Smoke can be seen from a bunker that was recently attacked by a Junkers Ju 87 dive bomber in Titovka on 29th June, 1941

Gebirgsjäger marching towards Snasaheia from Grong. Photograph by Karl Marth. May 4/5, 1940. Snasaheia, Norway.

Gebirgsjäger marching towards Snasaheia from Grong. Photograph by Karl Marth. May 4/5, 1940. Snasaheia, Norway.

7th Company resting after a long advance. Photo by Rudi Margeiter. May, 1940. Snasa, Norway.

7th Company resting after a long advance. Photo by Rudi Margeiter. May, 1940. Snasa, Norway.

A machine squad of 2/136 Geb.Jag.Rgt during the assault on Hill 122. 30th June, 1941.

A machine squad of 2/136 Geb.Jag.Rgt during the assault on Hill 122. 30th June, 1941.

After the seizure of Hill 122 by 2nd Company/I.Battalion/ 136th Regiment two Soviet soldiers were captured by the weary soldiers. They are ordered by Obersleutnant Hans Wolf Rode to stand in front the rock formation behind them to be executed. Moments after this photo was taken, both were killed. The soldier in the long coat has been identified as private Sergey Korolkov, b.1912. The other man was most likely a junior officer, remains a mystery. The reasoning for the execution is unclear, a…

After the seizure of Hill 122 by 2nd Company/I.Battalion/ 136th Regiment two Soviet soldiers were captured by the weary soldiers. They are ordered by Obersleutnant Hans Wolf Rode to stand in front the rock formation behind them to be executed. Moments after this photo was taken, both were killed. The soldier in the long coat has been identified as private Sergey Korolkov, b.1912. The other man was most likely a junior officer, remains a mystery. The reasoning for the execution is unclear, a…


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7th Company resting after a long advance. Photo by Rudi Margeiter. May, 1940. Snasa, Norway.

7th Company resting after a long advance. Photo by Rudi Margeiter. May, 1940. Snasa, Norway.

General Eduard Dietl (Commander of 3.Gebirgsjäger Division) and General von Falkenhorst in Norway, 1940. - http://www.wehrmacht-awards.com/forums/showthread.php?t=634634&page=4

General Eduard Dietl (Commander of 3.Gebirgsjäger Division) and General von Falkenhorst in Norway, 1940. - http://www.wehrmacht-awards.com/forums/showthread.php?t=634634&page=4

Gebirgsjager -North Norway 1940, pin by Paolo Marzioli

Gebirgsjager -North Norway 1940, pin by Paolo Marzioli

Men of Oblt Schwaiger's company about to be moved with train after the jump (26.-27.4.) The last pic is also in "Narvik im Bild" and in Óscar's great book "German Paratroops in Scandinavia".

Men of Oblt Schwaiger's company about to be moved with train after the jump (26.-27.4.) The last pic is also in "Narvik im Bild" and in Óscar's great book "German Paratroops in Scandinavia".

Soldados alemanes en Noruega, 1940.

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Soldados alemanes en Noruega, 1940.

Bundesarchiv Bild 101I-092-0257-18, Norwegen, Kirkenes, Soldat neben Wegweiser.jpg

Bundesarchiv Bild 101I-092-0257-18, Norwegen, Kirkenes, Soldat neben Wegweiser.jpg

WW2 Norway 1940. Norwegian soldiers from 6th div in wintercamoflage, Troms 1940

WW2 Norway 1940. Norwegian soldiers from 6th div in wintercamoflage, Troms 1940

Gebirgsjäger posing by unexploded bomb in Narvik, pin by Paolo Marzioli

Gebirgsjäger posing by unexploded bomb in Narvik, pin by Paolo Marzioli

German mountain troops of 137.Regiment, 2.Mountain Division, on a boat in the harbor of Mo i Rana, Norway, winter 1940. Note the standard issue MG-40 machine gun in an AA role.

German mountain troops of 137.Regiment, 2.Mountain Division, on a boat in the harbor of Mo i Rana, Norway, winter 1940. Note the standard issue MG-40 machine gun in an AA role.

Narvik 1940 - Gebirgstruppen parachute, pin by Paolo Marzioli

Narvik 1940 - Gebirgstruppen parachute, pin by Paolo Marzioli

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