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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR SHOCK TROOPS

Only about 150 of his 300 'shock troops' had reached the market-place.

It was one of the most efficient bodies of shock troops in our entire line.

Two divisions of German shock troops had broken against a regiment of American fighting men.

On June 16th the guns of the shock troops of the 7th and 11th Army opened a fire of such intensity as had never been heard before.

Our best Army Corps, which were intended as shock troops, were opposed to the last three Armies mentioned above.

We'll use my men as shock troops to beat back any particularly pressing attack.

Shock troops came to close grips with shock troops—and the Franco-American advance was not only sustained but extended.

No Stosstruppen, (shock troops,) no expert grenadiers or flame pumpers this time.

It was in fact indecisive, because the leader's shock troops had been used up, and the situation was crumbling from within.

The infantry is divided into two classes: Holding troops—and attacking or shock troops.

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