Monday, January 13, 2020

Patrol I.

This is coolbert:

At the insistence of Adolf Hitler! And who could refuse?

"Military patrol". A demonstration sport at the 1936 Olympics. Military personnel alpine troops demonstrating a competitive proficiency at mountaineering, mountain skiing and rifle shooting.

"Military patrol was a team winter sport in which athletes competed in cross-country skiing, ski mountaineering and rifle shooting. It was usually contested between countries or military units.
Start of a German Reichswehr military training patrol team in the Giant Mountains, January 1932."

"The military patrol competition encompassed 25 kilometer [sixteen miles] cross-country skiing (15 km for women) and rifle shooting. The size of the patrol was four members. The total climb had to be from 500 to 1200 meters (300m. to 700m. for women). The rules were very similar to modern biathlon"

Cross-country skiing while carrying load and in the mountain alpine environment. Long-range rifle shooting using military-grade high-power weapons and not sissy like small-bore firearm competition done at short-range.


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