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5th Mountain Division (Wehrmacht)

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The 5th Mountain Division (5.) was established in the Austrian Tirol in October 1940, out of regiments taken from the 1st Mountain Division and the 10th Infantry Division. [1]

19 relations: Alps, Army Group North, Balkan Campaign (World War II), Battle of Crete, Battle of Greece, Division (military), Eastern Front (World War II), Gebirgsjäger, German Army (Wehrmacht), German Tyrol, Italy, Julius Ringel, Max-Günther Schrank, Mountain warfare, Turin, Volkhov Front, World War II, 10th Infantry Division (Wehrmacht), 1st Mountain Division (Wehrmacht).

Alps

The Alps (Alpes; Alpen; Alpi; Alps; Alpe) are the highest and most extensive mountain range system that lies entirely in Europe,The Caucasus Mountains are higher, and the Urals longer, but both lie partly in Asia.

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Army Group North

Army Group North (Heeresgruppe Nord) was a German strategic echelon formation, commanding a grouping of field armies during World War II.

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Balkan Campaign (World War II)

The Balkan Campaign of World War II began with the Italian invasion of Greece on 28 October 1940.

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Battle of Crete

The Battle of Crete (Luftlandeschlacht um Kreta, also Unternehmen Merkur, "Operation Mercury," Μάχη της Κρήτης) was fought during the Second World War on the Greek island of Crete.

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Battle of Greece

The Battle of Greece (also known as Operation Marita, Unternehmen Marita) is the common name for the invasion of Allied Greece by Fascist Italy and Nazi Germany in April 1941 during World War II.

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Division (military)

A division is a large military unit or formation, usually consisting of between 10,000 and 20,000 soldiers.

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Eastern Front (World War II)

The Eastern Front of World War II was a theatre of conflict between the European Axis powers and co-belligerent Finland against the Soviet Union, Poland and other Allies, which encompassed Central Europe, Eastern Europe, Northeast Europe (Baltics), and Southeast Europe (Balkans) from 22 June 1941 to 9 May 1945.

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Gebirgsjäger

Gebirgsjäger are the light infantry part of the alpine or mountain troops (Gebirgstruppe) of Germany and Austria.

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German Army (Wehrmacht)

The German Army (Heer) was the land forces component of the Wehrmacht, the regular German Armed Forces, from 1935 until it was demobilized and later dissolved in August 1946.

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German Tyrol

German Tyrol (Deutschtirol; Tirolo tedesco) is a historical region in the Alps now divided between Austria and Italy.

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Italy

Italy (Italia), officially the Italian Republic (Repubblica Italiana), is a sovereign state in Europe.

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Julius Ringel

Julius 'Papa' Ringel (16 November 1889 – 11 February 1967) was an Austrian general in the armed forces of Nazi Germany during World War II.

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Max-Günther Schrank

August Max-Günther Schrank (19 November 1898 – 22 September 1960) was German Generalleutnant who commanded the ''5. Gebirgs-Division'' in World War II.

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Mountain warfare

Mountain warfare refers to warfare in the mountains or similarly rough terrain.

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Turin

Turin (Torino; Turin) is a city and an important business and cultural centre in northern Italy.

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Volkhov Front

The Volkhov Front (Волховский фронт) was a major formation of the Red Army during the first period of the Second World War.

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World War II

World War II (often abbreviated to WWII or WW2), also known as the Second World War, was a global war that lasted from 1939 to 1945, although conflicts reflecting the ideological clash between what would become the Allied and Axis blocs began earlier.

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10th Infantry Division (Wehrmacht)

The German 10th Infantry Division was created in October 1934 under the cover name Wehrgauleitung Regensburg (later Kommandant von Regensburg) to hide its violation of the Treaty of Versailles.

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1st Mountain Division (Wehrmacht)

The 1st Mountain Division (1.) was an elite formation of the German Wehrmacht during World War II, and is remembered for its involvement in multiple large-scale war crimes.

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Redirects here:

5th Mountain Division (Germany), German 5th Mountain Division.

References

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/5th_Mountain_Division_(Wehrmacht)

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