Tuesday, 29 September 2015

The Pope Has A Small But Deadly Army Of Elite Warriors Protecting Him

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If you have ever visited the Vatican, you have seen the stoic guards that look like they missed the bus to the local Renaissance Festival. The truth is they are a high-end military force made up of top ex-Swiss soldiers. And don't let those spears fool you, they can shred you to pieces with them.

If that doesn’t work they have one of the finest firearms collections on the planet to finish the job. The Pontifical Swiss Guard is over 500 years old, making it one of the oldest standing military units in the world. Founded officially on January 22nd, 1506 by Pope Julius II, at the time the Swiss Guard was really a mercenary force.

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