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COMBAT STORIES FROM World War II

Bill Cruickshank | 86th Infantry Regiment, 10th Mountain Division - Army

5:08   |   Bill Cruickshank explains how the ski troops were used as a ruse to get the Nazis to deploy their troops in Norway, where they weren't really needed. Eventually, they were given a real task, pushing the enemy off the high mountain ridges in Italy.

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