Original Italy WWII Royal Italian Regia Marina Naval Officers’ Visor

Item Description

Original Item: Only One Available. The Regia Marina, “Royal Navy, was the navy of the Kingdom of Italy from 1861 to 1946. In 1946, with the birth of the Italian Republic, the Regia Marina changed its name to Marina Militare "Military Navy".

On 10 June 1940, following the German invasion of France and the lowlands, the Kingdom of Italy declared war on France and the United Kingdom and entered World War II. Italy went to war with the fifth largest navy in the world. Italian dictator Benito Mussolini saw the control of the Mediterranean Sea as an essential prerequisite for expanding his "New Roman Empire" into Nice, Corsica, Tunis and the Balkans. Italian naval building accelerated during his tenure. Mussolini described the Mediterranean as "Mare Nostrum" (Our Sea).

The visor is in good condition with the condition reflecting signs of consistent service wear. The dark blue wool is in excellent condition with very minor, if any moth nips present. The officers insignia on the front consists of a bullion Naval insignia with laurels, anchor and crown at the top. The black visor on the front is in good condition but does have a 1 ½” section on the brim that appears to have been chewed away.

The inside lining is a lovely age toned and minor stained white padded lining with a thin brown leather sweatband which has minor damage and thread loss present. The maker’s information is still able to be read on the top lining and is as follows:

Telefono 64.710

This is a great example that comes more than ready for further research and display!

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