WW2 Edelweis Division Ring


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WW2 Edelweis Division Ring

Sterling silver 925 Ring, Size USA: 10 1/2 or (20,00 mm)

WW2 Edelweis Division Ring

During World War II the Wehrmacht and Waffen-SS raised a number of mountain infantry units.

An entire corps was formed in Norway by 1941. Its divisions were lightly equipped, with much of the transport provided by mules. These mountain infantry were equipped with fewer automatic weapons than regular infantry, however the MG 34 or MG 42 machine gunners were provided with more ammunition than their regular infantry counterparts.[1] Mountain infantry were identified by the edelweiss insignia worn on their sleeves and their caps.

Mountain infantry participated in many battles, including Operation WeserübungOperation Silver FoxOperation Platinum Fox and Operation Arctic Fox, the operations in the Caucasus, the Gothic Line, the invasion of Crete and the battles in the Vosges region of France. Special equipment was made for them including the G33/40 mauser rifle based on the VZ.33 rifle.

WW2 Edelweis Division Ring see here:SS Totenkopf rings
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