|Originally posted by yuki:
Sometimes I think it odd that the horror of WWII begat the industry that we derive so much from today.
Thanks to all of the 10'th Mountain.
Not really, Yuki.
WWI is when the Italian Alpini, the German
Gebirgsjäger and Austrian Keiserjäger first used
skis to reach a position where they could better kill each other...around the alps.
Hail to them, all of them.
But if we look back in time, the Wikings where already using skis to fight around the year 800
or even earlier...