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10th Mountain Division

Camp Hale

Added by yongli on 09/10/2015 - 11:52, last changed on 03/17/2017 - 11:06
Built in the Pando Valley north of Leadville in 1942, Camp Hale served as the training grounds for the US Army’s Tenth Mountain Division during World War II. Troops learned to ski, snowshoe, and climb at the camp, allowing them to perform important operations in northern Italy in early 1945. Many...

The Tenth Mountain Division

Added by yongli on 11/16/2015 - 13:11, last changed on 04/18/2017 - 14:26
The Tenth Mountain Division (hereafter, the Tenth), was US Army division created in 1941. The Allies took notice of a Finnish division of soldiers on skis that defeated and embarrassed a larger and better-equipped invading Soviet force during the Winter War of 1939. Inspired by Finland’s success,...
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