The Bersaglieri were an elite formation in the Italian Army (and still are!). Trained as light infantry, they were famed for their tenacity in attack, and were praised by their German ally as well as their enemies. They wear the distinctive feathers in their helmets, as a sign of their elite status. They fought in most of Italys campaigns in the war, but the bulk of the units were sent to North Africa.
BERSAGLIERI