WW2 5th Mountain Division (Wehrmacht - Gebirgs Division) Cap Badge - Goat on Mountain - New
Replica and new condition 5th Gebirgsjager division cap badge. A mountain goat standing on the peak looking back.
The German 5th Mountain Division (5th Gebirgs Division) was established in the Austrian Tirol in October 1940, out of regiments taken from the 1. Gebirgs-Division and the 10. Infanterie Division. Its first action was in the 1941 Balkans Campaign, when it took part in Operations Marita and Merkur; in the latter it was used in an air-landing role. In November, it returned to Germany for rehabilitation, and in April 1942 it was deployed to the Eastern Front, where it joined Army Group North on the Volkhov Front. In April 1943 it was redeployed to Italy. It fought out the remainder of the war in Italy and the Western Alps, and surrendered to the Americans near Turin in May 1945.
This replica hat badge is the most accurate available. Unlike other replicas the pin is accurate and it is mounted straight onto the badge not with a plate.