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White Ghosts in the Snow
Ski War, Eastern Front
251 pages; 19 chapters
It's dark, 40 degrees below zero Fahrenheit on the Eastern Front, and you have just
started swilling your thin soup. Suddenly a fusillade of submachine gun bullets whams
into your body. Through the bloody haze you see white ghosts in the snow. Your last
words are a blood-drenched curse against the German ski troops. White Ghosts in
the Snow is the e-book that you have been waiting for. Come along and glide through
the bitter night with the white ghosts in the snow. There’s a road sign up ahead; you
know that you have just entered the Russki Zone on the Eastern Front.
Learn how German ski troops trained, fought, and died for a world without communism.
White Ghosts in the Snow has a story to tell about the German ski troops on the
Eastern Front in WW2. It’s a story full of excitement and sudden death. There is also a
comparison with Soviet and other national ski troops. It is fast paced, because German
ski troops could move faster that light cavalry. They zip across the frozen desert, but
they know that they will only survive as long as they are white ghosts in the snow.
"Ski patrols were the chief means of reconnaissance in snow-covered terrain. As a rule, the strength of the patrol was a
squad, reinforced by infantry soldiers trained as engineers, artillery observers, and a communications detachment. In
addition to normal reconnaissance missions, ski patrols obtained and updated information as to the depth of the snow,
load capacity of ice surfaces, and danger of avalanches. German ski patrols normally blazed trails by marking trees or
rocks and by erecting poles or flags. Stakes were used to indicate the extremities of roads. However, they had other
tricks up their sleeves for the wily communist ski brigades. In many cases they traveled game trails through the snowy
wilderness, which were only wide enough for one man at a time. An ambush could easily be laid along such axes of
advance. In most situations, larger German ski units kept support weapons and artillery well forward while on the march
so that they could influence the encounter battle rapidly. Sleighs were added for the transport of weapons and supplies.
Larger ski unit antitank weapons were distributed throughout the entire column, if they were operating near a known
avenue of approach. Ski troops were also organized to guard the flanks."
Excerpt from White Ghosts in the Snow
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