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[Arditi (from the Italian verb ardire, lit. “to dare”, and translates as “The Daring [Ones]”) was the name adopted by Royal Italian Army elite special force of World War I. They were the first modern shock troops and have been defined “the most feared corps by opposing armies”.](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arditi)
To bad they still could’nt pass the isonzo river…
I also thought Russia and Germany used shock troops in 1916?
ww1 was something else in brutality, but as time goes on we become more and more civilized
Ah yes the Arditi AKA “The daring ones”. They’re remember as some of the first modern shock troops. Their motto, O la vittoria, o tutti accoppati, roughly means “Victory or we all die”.
This is where the fascists got their infamous “black shirts” from.