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Tenth Mountain Division

Collected by: Western History and Genealogy Department and Blair-Caldwell African American Research Library, Denver Public Library

Archived since: Oct, 2017

Description:

The Tenth Mountain Division Collection focuses on websites that may be temporal, and includes organizations and activities connected to the history and activities of the Army's 10th Mountain Division ski troops during WWII.

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Title: Tenth Mountain Division Foundation

URL: http://www.tenthmountainfoundation.org/

Description: The Tenth Mountain Division, formed in November 1941, were popularly known as “the ski troops” of World War II. The unit trained at Camp Hale, Colorado, and Camp Swift, Texas. The majority of the Tenth Mountain soldiers were originally skiers, forest rangers, lumberjacks, outfitters and guides, and were expected to be able to take care of themselves out-of-doors in all four seasons. The unit fought in the European theatre, primarily in Northern Italy, for over 110 days beginning in January 1945. Many of these men were instrumental in founding ski resorts when they returned stateside. The Tenth Mountain Division Foundation is dedicated to honoring and preserving the history and personal stories of the men who served in the unit. To this end, the foundation funds the archival work of the 10th Mountain Division Resource Center, located at the Denver Public Library and the History Colorado museum. They also engage in a variety of other benevolent activities supporting current and former soldiers nationwide.

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Subject:   Society & Culture History World War, 1939-1945 United States. Department of the Army Veterans United States. Army. Mountain Division, 10th -- History. World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American. Ski troops

Title: World Premiere of Mission Mt. Mangart a Peak Performance for Colorado Symphony

URL: https://www.westword.com/arts/colorado-symphony-10th-mountain-division-mt-mangart-premiere-12672688/

Description: The Tenth Mountain Division, formed in November 1941, were popularly known as “the ski troops” of World War II. The unit trained at Camp Hale, Colorado and Camp Swift, Texas, and fought in the Alps for over 110 days beginning in January 1945. Many of these men were instrumental in founding ski resorts when they returned stateside. The film “Mission Mt. Mangart” is a documentary from filmmaker and professional skier Chris Anthony. The film recounts the history of the Tenth Mountain Division, and includes a ski race soldiers hosted on Mt. Mangart, on the border of Italy and Slovenia. This article was written to announce the upcoming film screening event, in conjunction with the Colorado Symphony, at Boettcher Concert Hall in Denver.

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Subject:   Society & Culture Arts & Humanities History World War, 1939-1945 Veterans United States. Army. Mountain Division, 10th -- History. World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American. Ski troops Alpine Skiing Music -- Performance Documentary films Symphonies

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