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Original Italian WWII MVSN Officer Summer White Uniform Jacket

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Original Item: Only One Available. World War Two Italian MVSN  Political Officer tunic constructed of white summer weight cotton linen. Features epaulet shoulder boards, with bullion embroidered Fascist symbolism and buttons, lapel pins and bullion embroidered shield to left chest. Front has two hip pockets and four white painted Italian made buttons with maker markings on the underside. Interior has single pocket and ink stamps. Overall very good condition.

Approximate Measurements
Collar to shoulder: 10"
Shoulder to sleeve: 25"
Shoulder to shoulder: 18"
Chest width: 20"
Waist width: 19"
Hip width: 21"
Front length: 30"

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.[1] In 1943, following the fall of the Fascist regime, the MVSN was integrated into the Royal Italian Army and disbanded.
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