Italian Fascist Officer’s MVSN White-Top Visor Cap
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.
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).