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To keep up with military developments, in August 1917 Dutch generaal Snijders ordered the establishment of assault troopers. One section of each infantry company (consisting of 4 sections) was to be set up as such.
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They would be the first section of the company, containing the most experienced soldiers.
Four sections (each battalion had 4 companies) could make up, if necessary, an assault company.
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Although the principle of assault troops would have been known since 1915, more knowledge became available for the army when in 1916 military attach├ęs were sent to Britain, France and Germany.
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