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Stormtroopers were specialist soldiers of the German Army in World War I. Stormtrooper may also refer to:
In military and warfare
- Stormtroops, an enemy fighting-capability rating (the highest on their scale) given by German forces to the United States Marine Corps during the Battle of Belleau Wood as well as the Canadian Expeditionary Force
- Shock troops, commandos, or special forces in general
- Sturmmann, the rank of "Stormtrooper"
- Sturmabteilung, a paramilitary organization of the German Nazi Party (also known as the SA, or Brownshirts)
In entertainment and media
- Stormtroopers of Death, a crossover thrash band
- Stormtrooper, an American Nazi Party magazine (circa the 1960s)
- Sturmtruppen, an Italian anti-war comic book series
- Stormtrooper (Star Wars), from the fictional Star Wars universe
- Stormtroopers, elite soldiers in the fictional Imperial Guard of Warhammer 40,000
- Stormtroopers (Transformers), a group of fictional Decepticon cars from the Transformers series
- Stormtrooper effect, a dramatic device in action movies, anime, comics and manga
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