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All uniformed military and Political formations had their own unique headgear. Most were for daily wear while many were utilitarian, such as with the military where they were used for combat & training purposes i.e. helmets. Still others were exclusively worn for dress or ceremonial occasions. Headgear varied in material, color & decoration depending on their use (climate) and organization. M1 Helmet, M1A, Garrison Cap, Patrol Cap, Jeep Cap, US Army, USMC, US Navy, Marine Corps, AAF, USAAF, CBI, Airborne, SF, Ranger, 1SSF, US Patches, Some standard military cap designs were the Visor Cap, Shako, Kepi, the Side, pickelhaube, Overseas or Side Cap and the Field or M43 style cap. Heere, Army, Luftwaffe, Kriegsmarine, Navy, Waffen-SS, Political, Red Cross, Police, Reichsbahn, Stahlhelm, NSDAP, SA, NSKK, NSKF,DLV, RAD, DAF, SS, SD, HJ, DJ, TENO, NPEA,

Italian Fascist Officer’s MVSN White-Top Visor Cap

DSC05278 Italian WWII Fascist Officer’s MVSN (Milizia Volontaria per la Sicurezza Nazionale) White-Top Visor Cap for the summer white Fascist uniform; fixed white-ribbed cotton top over black wool cap band having gold stripes for rank of Capomanipolo (1st Lt). Beautiful gold & silver bullion MVSN Badge to front above black leather chin strap attached with two gold matching side buttons; black leather over green fiber visor with edging; White mesh interior having Genoa tailors logo on moisture celluloid shield; gray leather sweat band. Not named appearing as unissued, approx a size 58; a beautiful, uncommon fascist visor -SOLD

Background: In February 1923 the Blackshirts became the Volunteer Militia for National Security (Milizia Volontaria per la Sicurezza Nazionale, or MVSN), which lasted until the Italian Armistice in 1943. The Italian Social Republic, located in the areas of northern Italy occupied by Germany, reformed the MVSN into the Republican National Guard (Guardia Nazionale Repubblicana) or GNR).

 


 

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