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by Peter Dennis,Gordon L. Rottman

US 10th Mountain Division in World War II (Men-at-Arms, Vol. 482) download ebook
ISBN:
184908808X
ISBN13:
978-1849088084
Author:
Peter Dennis,Gordon L. Rottman
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Osprey Publishing; 1st edition (October 23, 2012)
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48 pages
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The 10th was the only American mountain division to be raised in World War II, and still has a high profile.

The 10th was the only American mountain division to be raised in World War II, and still has a high profile.

Gordon L Rottman entered the US Army in 1967, volunteered for Special Forces and completed training as a weapons specialist. He served in the 5th Special Forces Group in Vietnam in 1969-70 and subsequently in airborne infantry, long-range patrol and intelligence assignments until retiring after 26 years. He was a Special Operations Forces scenario writer at the Joint Readiness Training Center for 12 years and is now a freelance writer, living in Texas.

Gordon L. Rottman, Peter Dennis. The 10th was the only US mountain division to be raised in World War II, and still has a high profile, being involved in operations from Iraq to Somalia and from Haiti to Afghanistan. It did not arrive in Europe until winter 1944/45, but then fought hard in the harsh mountainous terrain of Northern Italy. The division was special in a number of ways. Its personnel were selected for physical fitness and experience in winter sports, mountaineering, and hunting, unlike the rest of the infantry.

After World War I, Germany possessed no mountain units other than three Bavarian regiments with mountain training.

Men-at-Arms, 482. US 10th Mountain Division in World War II. Gordon L. Rottman, Illustrated by Peter Dennis. After World War I, Germany possessed no mountain units other than three Bavarian regiments with mountain training. These were consolidated into the Gebirgs-Brigade in 1935; this expanded into 1. Gebirgs-Division in 1938, and later that year two additional mountain divisions were organized from Austrian units. In World War II movement was often channeled and predictable, to the benefit of defenders, though trained mountain troops might be able to locate and negotiate unexpected routes.

by. Rottman, Peter Dennis (Illustrations). The 10th was the only American mountain division to be raised in World War II, and still has a high profile, being involved in operations from Iraq to Somalia and from Haiti to Afghanistan

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The 10th was the only US mountain division to be raised in World War II, and still has a high profile, being involved in operations from Iraq to Somalia and from Haiti to Afghanistan

The 10th was the only US mountain division to be raised in World War II, and still has a high profile, being involved in operations from Iraq to Somalia and from Haiti to Afghanistan. Rottman

Men-at-Arms, 482. Rottman. Illustrated by Peter Dennis. German mountain troops, identified by the Edelweiss badge on the right sleeve and on the left of the Bergmütze mountain cap, are congratulated during an awards ceremony. The Gebirgsjäger divisions, largely manned by Bavarians and Austrians, influenced the American decision to raise mountain warfare units.

But World War II brought a need for men who could handle extreme mountainous conditions - and the elite . Men-At-Arms: US 10th Mountain Division in World War II 482 by Gordon L. Rottman (2012, Paperback).

But World War II brought a need for men who could handle extreme mountainous conditions - and the elite 10th Mountain Division was born. Everything about it was unprecedented: It was the sole . Army division trained on snow and rock, the only division ever to grow out of a sport. It had an un-matched number of professional athletes, college scholars, and potential officer candidates, and as the last .

The 10th was the only American mountain division to be raised in World War II, and still has a high profile, being involved in operations from Iraq to Somalia and from Haiti to Afghanistan. It did not arrive in Europe until winter 1944/45, but then fought hard in the harsh mountainous terrain of Northern Italy until VE-Day five months later, losing c. 1,000 men killed and c. 3,000 wounded. Fighting in a series of battles in the Po Valley that included an amphibious assault across Lake Garda, the division made a key contribution to Allied victory in Europe.

The division was special in a number of ways. Its personnel were selected for physical fitness and experience in winter sports, mountaineering, and hunting, unlike the rest of the infantry. Since winter sports were at that time the preserve of the wealthy, the division's educational level was as unusually high as its fitness. It was highly trained in mountain and winter warfare, including the use of skis and snowshoes, while its organization, field clothing, and some personal equipment also differed from that of the usual infantry division. The division made extensive use of pack-mules, and its reconnaissance unit was horse-mounted, conducting the last horse-mounted charge in US history in April 1945.

Featuring full-color artwork and rare photographs, this is the gripping story of the US Army's only mountain division in action during the closing months of World War II.

Reviews:
  • Yozshubei
Filled with facts. Great illustrations and pictures. My father was in the 10th almost from its beginnings. He would talk about Camp Hale and how hard the training was and how cold it was. He would also talk about going to Kiska in the Aleutians and how glad he was the Japaneses had left. He also talked about how bad the weather was on Kiska and how poorly their equipment worked. However, his experience in Italy was so intense that he would seldom talk about it. I have learned his unit had a very high number of causalities. This book helps me understand exactly what he went through.
  • Modigas
During WWII the U.S. Army watched with interest the use of Finnish ski troops against the Red Army during the Winter War and the specialized mountain troops of the German Army and in turn established what would become the 10th Mountain Division, a specialized formation largely formed from prewar skiing and mountain-climbing enthusiasts. This unique division would spend two years preparing for combat as specialized equipment was developed, would be sent to Kiska to take it back from the Japanese and would finally see combat in Italy in the last months of WWII.

This book was extremely well done and includes some great photos of equipment such as the Weasel, as well as pictures of mountaineers training, using pack mules and fighting. Includes excellent original artwork.
  • FRAY
Great Book, Super Fast Service. Overall AAAAAAAA++++++
  • Nekora
Book contains the basic story and a lot of technical details about equipment tested and used by 10th Mt Division.
  • Faell
Great little book!
  • Kulabandis
As kind of a military buff, I always try to collect historical information on the units I have served in.The 10th has a strange way of being formed and turned out to proved them selves as part of the elite of the elite. This book highlights the action in WWII. Shows the dedication of the 10th MTN DIV original solders which is still part of the modern 10th.
  • invincible
Another quick Osprey read, quality photos and accompanying text.
Not as informative as I was expecting. The illustrations were great.