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Alpine Soldier, Italy, 2000 (1:32 Scale)
Alpine Soldier, Italy, 2000

Altaya Alpine Soldier, Italy, 2000

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Product Code: AETP04

Altaya AETP04 Alpine Soldier, Italy, 2000 (1:32 Scale) "Di Qui Non Si Passa! (Nobody passes here!)"
- Motto of the Italian Alpine Soldier

The Alpini (Italian for "alpine"), are an elite mountain warfare military corps of the Italian Army. They are currently organized in two operational brigades, which are subordinated to the Alpine Troops Headquarters.

Established in 1872, the Alpini are the oldest active mountain infantry in the world. Their original mission was to protect Italy's northern mountain border with France and Austria. In 1888 the Alpini deployed on their first mission abroad, in Africa, a continent where they returned on several occasions and during various wars of the Kingdom of Italy. They emerged during World War I as they fought a three-year campaign on the Alps against Austro-Hungarian Kaiserjager and the German Alpenkorps in what has since become known as the "War in snow and ice". During World War II, the Alpini fought alongside the Axis forces, mainly across the Eastern Front and in the Balkans Campaigns.

After the end of the Cold War, the Italian Army was reorganized in the 1990s. Three out of five Alpini brigades and many support units were disbanded. Currently, the Alpini are deployed in Afghanistan.

Pictured here is a 1:32 scale diecast replica of an Alpine soldier then serving in Italy during 2000. Now in stock!

Height: 2-1/4 inches

Release Date: May 2016

  • Heavy diecast metal construction
  • Pre-posed
  • Pre-painted
  • Comes with display base

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