In 1941–44, Nazi Germany's Gebirgsjäger--elite mountain
troops--clashed repeatedly with land-based units of the Soviet
Navy during the mighty struggle on World War II's Eastern Front.
Formed into naval infantry and naval rifle brigades, some 350,000
of Stalin's sailors would serve the Motherland on land, playing a
key role in the defense of Moscow, Leningrad, and Sevastopol. The
Gebirgsjäger, many among them veterans of victories in... more...