November 25, 2019
My great great-grandpa served in WW1. He served in the Italian army. Most people do not even know that Italy served in WW1. He was in the Bersaglieri (Ber-Sah-lee Aire). It is a special marksman unit in the Italian army and it still exists today. You can tell if it is a Bersagliere if it has a giant feather in the hat like in the very top picture. He was fighting against the Austro-Hungarians, an empire at the time. The photo above with his machine gun unit is the one on the very left kneeling.