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A private equipped for Alpine winter combat training, 1943

Caption: A private equipped for Alpine winter combat training, 1943

Specialized Alpine winter combat training was given in Yoho National Park, British Columbia. Despite several years of planning and training for a possible campaign in Norway, the operation never took place. The pattern of winter uniform shown in this 1943 photograph was issued for patrolling in the Nijmegen salient during the stalemate there from November 1944 to February 1945. (Canadian Department of National Defence, ZK-330).