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ONSV6432

Original Italian WWII MVSN Black Shirt Officer Uniform

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Original Item: Only One Available. World War Two Italian MVSN Political Officer tunic constructed of black wool. Features epaulet shoulder boards, with bullion embroidered Fascist insignia, bullion embroidered lapel insignia, medal ribbons and large red and gold sash. Front has two hip pockets and to chest pockets. Interior has tailor label that reads S.A. FORZE UNITE, TORINO. Also includes jodhpurs style pants. Overall very good condition.

Approximate Jacket Measurements
Collar to shoulder: 9.5"
Shoulder to sleeve: 23"
Shoulder to shoulder: 18"
Chest width: 20"
Waist width: 17"
Hip width: 22"
Front length: 34"

The Milizia Volontaria per la Sicurezza Nazionale (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 Nazi 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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