Sunday, April 17, 2016

10th Mountain Division Soldiers on a Winter Training March

A group of approximately nine Tenth Mountain Division soldiers on a winter training march at Camp Hale, Colorado, 1943 or 1944. All are carrying rifles and wearing caps and parkas. Snow is on the ground. During training, small patrols from Camp Carson and Camp Hale went out into the mountain wilderness to practice movement and bivouacking in severe conditions. Since they had to carry with them everything needed for several days, supplementing their rations with game was desirable. They wear fur-trimmed reversible ski parkas - olive drab side out - and carry M1 carbines. They also learned rock climbing, endurance through long distance marches and cross country ski trips, down hill skiing, winter/mountain survival techniques, and combat throughout the winter of 1943-1944.

Source :
Book "US 10th Mountain Division in World War II" by Gordon L. Rottman and Peter Dennis

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