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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 Service Visor Cap

DSC05273 Italian WWII Fascist Officer’s MVSN (Milizia Volontaria per la Sicurezza Nazionale) Gray Visor Cap for the undress Fascist uniform; fixed gray wool cap band having two gold stripes (one wide/one narrow for rank of Capomanipolo (1st Lt). Beautiful gold & silver bullion MVSN Badge w/RARE Admin-Gold star on blue background to front above black leather chin strap attached with two gold matching side buttons; black over green fiber visor; golden silk interior lining having Rome tailors logo in crown & embossed on large brown leather vented sweat band; most of large celluloid moister shield present. Not named appearing as issued & worn with no mothing but a couple of wear spots to back & front of cap; top of cap is perfect; some edge wear visor, approx a size 55; 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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