German WWII Gebirgsjäger General’s Cap and Sleeve Badge Set (Pair)- Edelweiss
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New Made Item: Top Quality Embroidery! Hand embroidered with gold metallic thread and glued-on cloth backing, features gold metallic thread with yellow highlights and black wool background.

Approximate dimensions:

Cap Badge

Height: 2 3/4 inches

Width: 2 1/8 inches

Sleeve Badge:

Height: 2 3/4 inches

Width: 2 1/8 inches

Gebirgsjäger (German pronunciation: [g?’b??ks?j??g?]) are the light infantry part of the alpine or mountain troops (Gebirgstruppe) of Germany and Austria. The word Jäger (meaning “hunter” or “huntsman”) is a characteristic term used for light-infantry or light-infantryman in German-speaking military context.

The mountain infantry of Austria have their roots in the three Landesschützen regiments of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. The mountain infantry of Germany carry on certain traditions of the Alpenkorps (Alpine corps) of World War I. Both countries’ mountain infantry share the Edelweiß insignia. It was established in 1907 as a symbol of the Austro-Hungarian Landesschützen regiments by Emperor Franz Joseph I. These troops wore their edelweiss on the collar of their uniforms. When the Alpenkorps came to aid the Landesschützen in defending Austria-Hungary’s southern frontier against the Italian attack in May 1915, the grateful Landesschützen honoured the men of the Alpenkorps by awarding…

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