Brigate Nere

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Brigate Nere

Post by admill79 » 23 Jul 2005 19:26

Does anyone have any information on the Brigate Nere? If you know of any information in english that would be helpful, but info in any language would be appreciated! Thanks Allen

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Post by Larry D. » 23 Jul 2005 22:05

Palatka -

They were first formed in summer 1944 by province. Each was named after a fascist hero who had died in the cause of Italy and fascism. There were 41 of them plus 11 mobile brigades. They didn't do much. As I recall from my reading of Pisano, they fought the partisans in northern Italy and when they weren't doing that, they stomped around in their uniforms intimidating the public and looking important. I do not recall reading of any of them actually fighting Allied combat troops at the front. There is some English language coverage of them. Try the Osprey Publishing website and Stone and Stone, and if those don't work out try a Google search.

Ogni regione ebbe tante Brigate Nere quante erano le provincie. In più fu costituito un gruppo di Brigate Nere Mobili. Ogni Brigata prese il nome di un caduto per la causa del Fascismo.

Le Brigate Nere furono:

EMILIA ROMAGNA
Mirko Pistoni (Modena), Igino Ghisellini (Ferrara), Eugenio Facchini (Bologna), Italo Capanni (Forlì), Virginio Gavazzeni (Parma), Pippo Astorri (Piacenza), Amos Maramotti (Reggio Emilia), Ettore Muti (Ravenna).
LOMBARDIA
Aldo Resega (Milano), Leonardo Cortesi (Bergamo), Enrico Tognù (Brescia), Cesare Rodini (Como), Augusto Felisari (Cremona), Marcello Turchetti (Mantova), Alberto Alfieri (Pavia), Sergio Gatti (Sondrio), Dante Gervasini (Varese)
PIEMONTE
Ather Cappelli (Torino), Attilio Prato (Alessandria), Emilio Picot (Aosta), Luigi Viale (Asti), Carlo Lidonnici (Cuneo), Bruno Ponzecchi (Vercelli), Augusto Cristina (Novara).
VENETO
Bartolomeo Asara (Venezia), Luigi Begon (Padova), Amerigo Cavallini (Treviso), Stefano Rizzardi (Verona), Francesco Turcato (Vicenza), Romolo Gori (Rovigo).
LIGURIA
Silvio Parodi (Genova), Antonio Padoan (Imperia), Giovanni Briatore (Savona), Tullio Bertoni (La Spezia).
TOSCANA
Raffaele Manganiello (Firenze), Emilio Spinelli (Arezzo), Benito Mussolini (Lucca), Emilio Tanzi (Pisa), Ruy Blas Biagi (Pistoia).
ISTRIA-VENEZIA GIULIA
Tullio Cividino (Trieste),37° (Udine).
BRIGATE NERE MOBILI
1) Vittorio Ricciarelli, 2) Attilio Pappalardo, 3) Danilo Mercuri, 4) A. Corrao, 5) Aldo Resega, 6) Enrico Quagliata, 7) Dalmazia, 8) Tevere, 9) Arditi, 10) Ministeriale, 11) Giovanni Gentile.

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Brigate Nere

Post by admill79 » 23 Jul 2005 22:18

Thanks Larry D. for your information. I have another question if you can answer it. Was the Brigate Nere part of R.S.I. military or was it party militia ? Thanks Allen

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Post by Larry D. » 23 Jul 2005 22:40

Party militia. Here's a web site where you should be able to find a lot of information on the brigate nere:

http://www.comandosupremo.com/

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Brigate Nere

Post by admill79 » 24 Jul 2005 01:10

Thanks Larry, excellent website!

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Brigate Nere

Post by admill79 » 24 Jul 2005 15:09

Larry,do you know what the average strength of each brigade was and do you know what the typical composition of a typical brigade was? Like party members or ex-military or others? Thanks Allen

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Post by Larry D. » 24 Jul 2005 16:37

Do you know what the average strength of each brigade was and do you know what the typical composition of a typical brigade was? Like party members or ex-military or others?
These were "brigades" in name only. Most of them ran 800 to 1,000 in strength, although the mobile brigades ran a little larger. As for the personnel, they were mostly former Black Shirt veterans (as in CC.NN).

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Post by zaptiè » 25 Jul 2005 10:00

the brigate nere members are all the members ( phisical ables) of Partito Fascista Repubblicano : The number of men of the single Brigata is very different because of the population of the provincia : so The Milan Brigata have a very large menbers , not so the Pavia Brigata ( Pavia province have less population) . The brigate was organized in Btg and coys in the most impotrant towns of the province ( for exemple The Pavia Brigata has a Btg in Pavia , a Btg. in Vigevano and a Btg in Voghera , the mains town of the province).
When the allied conquered a provine the local Brigata retired northiest . so make the tuscany Brigades that ended the war in the Novara area . This exiliated units are regarded as the most ferocius by the population .
in some case they make a last stand in their town agains allied and insurgents .

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Re: Brigate Nere

Post by Ste » 30 Apr 2021 10:29

Was the personnel recruited from people living in the province of each Brigata?

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Re: Brigate Nere

Post by zaptiè » 05 May 2021 11:49

yes, it was.

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