The 10th Mountain Division in World War II with Dr. Chris Juergens – virtual presentation
Discover how Colorado became home to the elite 10th Mountain Division during World War II, a new unit dedicated to a special mountain, cold-weather, and ski troop warfare.
We will discuss the origin, training, and deployment of the elite 10th Mountain Division during World War II. While most western armies had a tradition of mountain and ski troops, the US Army needed to play catch-up, and selected Colorado as the home for a new unit dedicated to this kind of specialized warfare. After years of training, the 10th Mountain Division participated in the brutal fighting in Italy during the last offensives of World War II in Europe.
In addition to looking at a variety of primary sources to bring this fascinating story to life, we will also discuss opportunities for further study, including research techniques and a summary of available historical materials and the institutions where they can be consulted.
$45 for History Colorado members, $50 for nonmembers
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