This Looks Very Cold

German Armed Forces

(What Is Left of Them After Savage Budget Cuts)

Perform Arctic Training

 

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NATO exercise: COLD RESPONSE

11 March 2014

16,000 soldiers from 16 nations practice combat operations in a multinational framework under arctic conditions. Pictured: A light transport helicopter Bell UH-1D of the transport helicopter regiment 30 lands as part of a training flight in the fjords on a snow surface. The whirling snow (White Out) is feared because he takes the point of view of the crew. (Photo courtesy of © Bundeswehr / Vennemann)

 

 

 

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NATO exercise: COLD RESPONSE 9 March 2014

16,000 soldiers from 16 nations practice combat operations in a multinational framework under arctic conditions. Pictured: A Fernspäher  (elite long distance recon and surveillance commando) equipped with LUCIE, G36, AG 36, secures his comrades during the pre-training in northern Norway.
(Photo courtesy of © Bundeswehr / Burow )

 

 

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NATO exercise: COLD RESPONSE 11 March 2014

German Alpine Troops, descended from the famous Gebirgsjaeger  of World War Two, from put on their Winter kit.  (Photo courtesy of © Bundeswehr / Burow)

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NATO exercise: COLD RESPONSE 9 March 2014

German Alpine Troops, descended from the famous Gebirgsjaeger  of World War Two, prepare to “mount up” on their snowmobiles.  (Photo courtesy of © Bundeswehr / Burow)

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Charles McCain

Charles McCain is a Washington DC based freelance journalist and novelist. He is the author of "An Honorable German," a World War Two naval epic. You can read more of his work on his website: http://charlesmccain.com/