Who were the aristocrats of war?


The term "aristocrats of war" refers to the elite warriors in combat, particularly those brave individuals who exhibit extraordinary courage and skill. In the context of World War I, Jocko Willink described these "aristocrats of the trench" as soldiers who stood out for their bravery and determination, often facing immense danger with unwavering resolve. These men, despite their valor, are often unrecorded in history books 1.

The Aristocrats of War

Jocko reflects on the brave men who fought in the trenches, the aristocrats of war, whose names may never be recorded in history but whose courage should be remembered.

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