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In early 1942 the 7th Mountain Division was transferred to serve under the [[20th Mountain Army (Wehrmacht)|20th Mountain Army]] in [[Lapland, Finland|Lapland]], and remained there until it withdrew into [[Norway]] at the beginning of 1945. It surrendered to the British there at the end of the war in May.
 
In early 1942 the 7th Mountain Division was transferred to serve under the [[20th Mountain Army (Wehrmacht)|20th Mountain Army]] in [[Lapland, Finland|Lapland]], and remained there until it withdrew into [[Norway]] at the beginning of 1945. It surrendered to the British there at the end of the war in May.
   
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* [[Division (military)]], [[Military unit]], [[List of German divisions in World War II]]
 
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* [[German Army|Heer]], [[Wehrmacht]]
 
* [[German Army|Heer]], [[Wehrmacht]]

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The German 99th Light Infantry Division was raised in November 1940 and remained in training at Bad Kissingen until the summer of 1941. In June it took part in Operation Barbarossa—the German invasion of the Soviet Union—and operated in Poland and the Ukraine under Army Group South until the fall, when it was withdrawn to Germany for reorganization as the 7th Mountain Division.

In early 1942 the 7th Mountain Division was transferred to serve under the 20th Mountain Army in Lapland, and remained there until it withdrew into Norway at the beginning of 1945. It surrendered to the British there at the end of the war in May.

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