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Unique Ground Transportation: Ski Warfare: In the Winter War between the Finns and the Soviets, the Finnish ski troops used guerilla tactics to stop a much larger enemy.  Their high mobility gave them an advantage in the cold conditions (of which the Soviets were not used...

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Ski Warfare:
In the Winter War between the Finns and the Soviets, the Finnish
ski troops used guerilla tactics to stop a much larger enemy.  Their
high mobility gave them an advantage in the cold conditions (of which
the Soviets were not used to).The 10th Mountain Division, a special operations unit in the US,
is trained in harsh terrain operations, including ski warfare.  They
are a rapid-response unit and have conducted many operations in the
1990s.

Bicycle Warfare:
Bicycles are cheap, light, fast, and can carry a surprisingly large amount of baggageWhen Japan invaded Singapore in WWII, they used bicycles on
gravel and pavement to give the impression of a much larger tank
force.  This prompted a British garrison that was 3x the size of the
Japanese invading force to surrender.

For more information, read:
Military History Magazine (Feb 2000): Bicycles in War
Special Forces by Samuel Southworth
Military Blunders by Geoffrey Regan
Japanese Army by Geoffrey Forty

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