The Strange, Centuries-Long History of Ski Troops

From 1200 to 2020, soldiers in the Northern reaches of Europe have strapped on uniforms, guns ... and skis.

Ski troops in a trench during the Winter War
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Norwegian soldier on skis, 1801
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  • A Norwegian soldier depicted on skis, 1801. 

    Photo Credit: Wikimedia Commons