The Winter Army MOBI â The Winter Epub /
- 336 pages
- The Winter Army
- Maurice Isserman
- 15 April 2019 Maurice Isserman
The epic story of theUS Army’s th Mountain Division, whose elite soldiers broke the last line of German defenses in Italy’s mountains in , spearheading the Allied advance to the Alps and final victoryAt the start of World War II, the US Army had two cavalry divisions—and no mountain troops The German Wehrmacht, in contrast, had many welltrained and battlehardened mountain divisions, some of whom byblocked the Allied advance in the Italian campaign Starting from scratch, the US Army developed a unique military fighting force, the th Mountain Division, drawn from The WinterEpub the ranks of civilian skiers, mountaineers, and others with outdoor experience The resulting mix of Ivy League students, park rangers, Olympic skiers, and European refugees formed the first specialized alpine fighting force in US history By the time it deployed to Italy at the beginning of , this ragtag group had coalesced into a tightknit unit In the months that followed, at a terrible cost, they spearheaded the Allied drive in Italy to final victoryRanging from the ski slopes of Colorado to the towering cliffs of the Italian Alps, TheWinter Army is a sagaof an unlikely band of soldiers forged in the heat of combat into a brotherhood whose legacy lives on in US mountain fighters to this day.