The sunset glowed like ammo rounds, And Death was busy with his harvest. The fight’s tomorrow; and for now, The first platoon digs in in clouds, Towards the col they had departed. No talking in formation! Uphill and push ahead! These peaks are our salvation: They’ll give a helping hand! Before the war you scaled same walls Together with a German climber. He took a fall, but he was saved; But he, perhaps, prepares today His machine gun ahead of fighting. No talking in formation! Uphill and push ahead! These peaks are our salvation: They’ll give a helping hand! You came again, you are alert: And you await a cherished message. And your old pal - he’s there as well, Along with troops from Edelweiss1, They occupied a point of vantage! No talking in formation! Uphill and push ahead! These peaks are our salvation: They’ll give a helping hand! Our squad keeps climbing on the ice; For now, your climbing pal is silent. We yearn for this attack bright-eyed, But alpine troops from Edelweiss Today are far from their finest... No talking in formation! Uphill and push ahead! These peaks are our salvation: They’ll give a helping hand!
1 The 1st Mountain Division of the German Wehrmacht during World War II used Edelweiss insignia (an alpine flower). It quickly earned a nickname of Edelweiss Division.
 
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