H001981 MOUNTAIN TROOPERS GAUNTLETS. (Uberhandschuhe)
BACKGROUND: During WWII the German army fielded nine Mountain Divisions with an additional six Waffen-SS Mountain Divisions. Generally speaking the Mountain Divisions were specially trained and equipped Infantry Divisions. Due to the nature of the terrain and the commonly colder climate that the Mountain Divisions were expected to serve in, special clothing, footwear and equipment was developed specifically for their use. Primarily the special equipment developed for the Mountain personnel consisted of winter warfare and mountain climbing related items, and included, skis, ski accessories, crampons, pitons, ice pick axes, snowshoes, snow goggles, rucksacks, gauntlets etc. etc..
PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION: Field-grey canvas construction gauntlets. Complete with all straps and buckles. Maker marked and dated for 1940. Excellent condition.
GRADE ****1/2 PRICE $299.00
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