Original Italian WWII MVSN Aspirante Officer Uniform Jacket

Item Description

Original Item: Only One Available. World War Two Italian MVSN Aspirante Sottocapomanipolo (Officer Cadet) tunic constructed of green wool. Features MVSN black collar tabs with fascist axe inside M collar pins, Aspirante sleeve rank insignia and multiple medal ribbons. Front has four button closure, two hip pockets and two chest pockets. Overall very good condition.

Approximate Jacket Measurements
Collar to shoulder: 10.5"
Shoulder to sleeve: 21.5"
Shoulder to shoulder: 18"
Chest width: 20"
Waist width: 20"
Hip width: 25"
Front length: 27"

The Milizia Volontaria per la Sicurezza NSDAPonale (MVSN, "Voluntary Militia for National Security"), commonly called the Blackshirts (Italian: Camicie Nere, CCNN, singular: Camicia Nera) or squadristi (singular: squadrista), was originally the paramilitary wing of the National Fascist Party, known as the Squadrismo, and after 1923 an all-volunteer militia of the Kingdom of Italy under Fascist rule, similar to the SA in NSDAP Germany. Its members were distinguished by their black uniforms (modelled on those of the Arditi, Italy's elite troops of World War I) and their loyalty to Benito Mussolini, the Duce (leader) of Fascism, to whom they swore an oath. The founders of the paramilitary groups were nationalist intellectuals, former army officers and young landowners opposing peasants' and country labourers' unions. Their methods became harsher as Mussolini's power grew, and they used violence and intimidation against Mussolini's opponents. In 1943, following the fall of the Fascist regime, the MVSN was integrated into the Royal Italian Army and disbanded.
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