Jäger Kopold Title
Unternehmen "Felix" 

 In October when the Battle of Britain was definitely lost by the German Luftwaffe, Unternehmen "Seelöwe" was called off and the 1. Gebirgs-Division  was moved again to the French Alps near the Swiss border. 
Here near Besancon Gebirgs-Jäger-Regiment 98 along with; 
- Grenadier-Regiment "Großdeutschland" 
- Gebirgs-Artillerie-Regiment 79,  
- Pionier-Regiment "Geiger" (including 1 Gebirgs-Pionier-Bataillon) 
- 1-2 Nebelwerfer-Abteilungen  
- 1 Gebirgs-Nachrichten-Abteilung (Battalion) 
plus supporting units were formed into a Sturmdivison (Assault Division) - a kind of a Task Force - for the proposed Unternehmen "Felix", the attack on the British fortress of Gibraltar.  

The Gebirgs-Jäger-Regiment 98 and the other units of the division underwent alpine training near Besancon in an area that, to some extent, resembled the geographical situation of the rock of Gibraltar.  



Gabriel By Tent
 The Jägers, as Gabriel Kopold later told, were rather sure that they would have succeeded in taking the British fortress. But "Felix" as was "Seelöwe" were called off, and until spring of 1941 Gabriel Kopold and his comrades enjoyed a relatively quiet time in the French alps.  
Sign Post Back Sign Post Related Sign Post Next
Site created, Maintained and Copyrighted by Peter Denniston 1997,1998