Drill with Skis

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Franz repper
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Drill with Skis

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The Following comes from Vorläufige Richtlinien für Ausbildung und kampf von skitruppen 1943

ATTENTION Stillgestanden
With skis on is assumed at the command Stillgestanden! In this position will be the same as in Training Regulations for InfantryThe soldier stands on his skis which are placed parallel with the tips flush . The arms are to hang naturally ,the hands holding the pole handles at the loops and resting against the thighs the pole handles are held parallel their rings touchhing the snow to the rear

In the position of attention with the skis off the skis (strapped together ) are held vertically with the tips up ,at the right side of the body .With the right hand grasp the front edges of the skis at the binding . Both poles are held to gether by the left hand and their points are placed to to the rear with the rings touching the snow .The left arm is extended down wardslightly with the hand against the thigh

At the command Ski aufnehmen !The poles are thrust with the left hand into the snow ,one pace forward .The skis are then placed on the left shoulder sloping back ward, and are grasped at the heels with the left hand,* the poles are then brought to the right side of the body ,thrust up right into the snow ,and held with the right hand .
The manner of holding the skis while on the march is left to the individuals convenience BUT he may not shift the skis from shoulder to shoulder un less on command

*The movement must be executed with care to avoid striking the the slung rifle
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Re: Drill with Skis

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unless your moley who just brakes them

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Re: Drill with Skis

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I don´t brake, I never brake.


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Drill with Skis - German Manual translation - UPDATED LINK

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Thought I would just point you to the US Army translation of the German Army document entitled `Training and Tactics of Ski Troops` dated 01.08.42, which outlines these procedures in full :


Please see my other mail in this section on US Army Assessments of the German Army - including winter warfare and Mountain warfare booklets


Kneeling position, rifle supported off the ski poles
Kneeling position, rifle supported off the ski poles
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Post by Sheikh Al Stranghi »

Ahh thanks steve, very helpful!

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