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Collective name for Italian soldiers?


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Is there a collective nickname for Italian soldiers along the lines of "Tommy" or "Poilu"?

I have never come accross one but my Italian is so rudimentary I may have seen one and not realised.

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Is there a collective nickname for Italian soldiers along the lines of "Tommy" or "Poilu"?

I have never come accross one but my Italian is so rudimentary I may have seen one and not realised.

The collective Italian name for infantry is 'Fanti' (plural).

Martin

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Try contacting forum member Pierluigi Sanzovo who will no doubt be able to provide the answer. By the way, Pierluigi has a very interesting project underway, perhaps we could support him.

 

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I hope to be able to reply you, mainly because I'm italian!!!:lol: :lol:

the corrispondent collective name to poilu or other one is MARMITTONI that mean the big pot in wich they cocked food (particularly SPAGHETTI)..

In tha famous mountain troops ALPINI there is two caratheristich nickname very common in use: BURBA that mean the young soldier enlisted few time ago and VECIO, on the counterside the experienced and long service soldier.

I hope to be usefull, excuse me for my english

Regards giacomo :rolleyes:

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I hope to be able to reply you, mainly because I'm italian!!!:lol: :lol:

the corrispondent collective name to poilu or other one is MARMITTONI that mean the big pot in wich they cocked food (particularly SPAGHETTI)..

In tha famous mountain troops ALPINI there is two caratheristich nickname very common in use: BURBA that mean the young soldier enlisted few time ago and VECIO, on the counterside the experienced and long service soldier.

I hope to be usefull, excuse me for my english

Regards giacomo :rolleyes:

Grazie, Giacomo. Benvenuto a Forum. Antony

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Vecio yes for the alpini (old man it means) but fante/fantaccino (infantryman) for the common soldier

crucchi (jerries) for the Austrians

 

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