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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 Black Visor Cap

DSC05289 Italian WWII Fascist Officer’s MVSN (Milizia Volontaria per la Sicurezza Nazionale) Black Visor Cap for the black dress Fascist uniform; fixed black wool cap band having two gold stripes (one wide/one narrow for rank of Centurione (Capt). Beautiful gold & silver bullion MVSN Badge to front above black leather chin strap attached with two gold matching side buttons; solid black leather visor; red silk interior having Rimini tailors logo; brown ersatz sweat band. Not named appearing as issued & worn with no mothing but a couple of wear spots to lining and some crazing to leather visor, approx a size 57; a beautiful, uncommon fascist visor with a “crusher look” -SOLD

Background: 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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