Chasseurs alpins, trained to fight in the French Alps
Each 'mountain hunter' carries an alpenstock and a pack. More stuff is loaded on the Alpine mule, a surefooted climber. The original caption with this picture reads: Among the Vosges Mountains these sharp shooters tied themselves in trees, so when wounded they would not drop and betray their position.
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