German Sniper - 1st Mountain Edelweiss

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First Legion

The 1st Mountain Division, known as Edelweiss, played a prominent role during Operation Edelweiss in World War II. This military campaign occurred in 1942 as part of the larger German offensive Case Blue. The 1st Mountain Division, initially formed as a specialized unit for mountain warfare, was tasked with advancing through the Caucasus region. Their objective was to seize strategic positions, including oil fields, in the Soviet Union. The division faced challenging mountainous terrain, adverse weather conditions, and determined Soviet resistance during the operation. Despite these obstacles, the 1st Mountain Division displayed tactical skill and endurance in their advance. However, the overall success of Operation Edelweiss was limited, as the German forces encountered logistical difficulties and the harsh realities of warfare in the Caucasus.