Skip to comments.US Marines Fight Norwegian White Death Ski Troops
Posted on 07/27/2014 8:45:05 PM PDT by Eurotwit
I made this film 400 miles north of the Arctic Circle in North Norway. The US Marines were practicing as part of a NATO exercises with elite Norwegian ski troops. This scene shows how they got into the remote area where the exercises took place.
I love watching the Marines and the Norwegian scrubs hang out.
Brings back memories?
Very old film. Marines are using M60s and M16A1s. My guess is this was 1981-83.
That film is 30 years old.
And 400 miles north of the Arctic Circle would put you in the Arctic Ocean.
It still sounds a bunch of racist Norwegians.
I noticed that too. The old H harness was the first thing I noticed. BTW, I’ve been to Norway when I was in the Corps. Battle Griffin. The first thing that struck me about Norway was how tall the Norwegians were. Very polite people and a very clean and nice country.
I liked the video. It was many years after that I became a cross country skier. Kind of old school at that, Silvretta cable bindings and wooden skis. The ones that required knowing the relative temperature for the various waxes. When you got it right, you could glide across the surface some 7 or 8 feet to the stride.
I don’t believe you will find birch forests 400 miles north of the Arctic Circle.
Thanks. Even if dated it was great. I was in Bodo on June 21st one year while in AF. There was no night. At mid-night it went from sunset to sunrise in the next minute. All the Norweigan F-16’s were hangared inside a mountain like something out of James Bond movie. The base was built by the Nazi’s during WWII.
Is anyone in charge of making sure the guns aren’t loaded?
At any fighter base there is an arming area at the end of the runway. There’s a group of NCO’s and airmen waiting there in trucks and a small structure. As the fighters taxi up there are pins in the ordanance with red ribbons hanging from the pins. The group’s job is to pull the pins and make the weapons (hot). This was the way it was done at Bodo.
British Royal Marines still go to this area every winter for Arctic warfare training with their Norwegian equivalents.
Not for me. We rode ships with Marines up to Narvik in 1982, but once there, we never mingled missions with them. We were running around in raiding craft and doing other water ops, mostly. I remember how the local Norwegians thought Marines on snow shoes were very funny, since up there, every 3 year old kid can ski.