Italian M.V.S.N.- What is it?

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Italian M.V.S.N.- What is it?

Post by AdolfDettmer » 30 Nov 2003 21:28

What was the Italian M.V.S.N.?

Anyone have photos of the M.V.S.N?

And, were colonial italian troops assigned completely different uniforms than the typical italian tropical uniform?

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Post by EER » 01 Dec 2003 16:35

The Milizia Volontaria per la Sicurezza Nazionale (Volunteer Army for National Security) or Black Shirts was formed in 1923 as the Fascist party enforcement arm. Somewhat equivilant to the NSDAP SturmAbeitelung.

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Post by Veteran » 01 Dec 2003 17:17

Some photos of "Black shirts" or M.V.S.N.:

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Post by AdolfDettmer » 01 Dec 2003 20:13

Did the M.V.S.N ever engage in fighting in North Africa?

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Post by Veteran » 01 Dec 2003 20:26

Campaigns in wich M.V.S.N took part were:

1923-1933 - Libya
1935-1936 Ethiopia
1936-1939 Spain
1940 - Western Alps (France)
1940 - Greece
1940-1941 A.O.I.
1941-1943 Northern Africa
1941-1943 Russia

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Post by tyskaorden » 03 Dec 2003 10:49

There was also blackshirt-battalions in the Italian occupation-zones of Yugoslavia. In 1943 MVSN units fought against the allied landing in Sicily. During the fighting one of the most well known and decorated MVSN-generals Enrico Francisci was KIA on 11 July 1943, had joined the Army at the age of 18 he fought in the 1911-12 Italo-Libyan War, the First World War, the 1935-36 Abbysinian War, Spanish Civil War, during the Second World War his campaign participation included Greece.

The General's decorations included one Silver and three Bronze Medals for Valour, three War Crosses for Military Valour and one for Military Merit.

In the Italian Social Republic created by those who remained loyal to Mussolini and his German Allies after the Italian Armistrice in 1943, the MVSN was replaced by the Guardia Nazionale Repubblicana (GNR or Republican National Guard). The GNR was to reach a strenght of about 80 000 and bore the bunt of the anti-partisan fighting until the collapse of the ISR in 1945.

//Tyskaorden alias Marcus Karlsson

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Re: Italian M.V.S.N.- What is it?

Post by Cartaphilus » 13 Mar 2013 12:39

Dear friends, anyone of you have the full list of Chiefs of Staff cof the MVSN, with their respective dates?


Thanks for your help.

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MVSN Chiefs of Staff

Post by VJK » 13 Mar 2013 17:35

Hi,

This is what I have:

MVSN Chiefs of Staff:
1 Feb 1923 - 1 Dec 1924: Generale di divisione Francesco Sacco
1 Dec 1924 - 23 Dec 1928: Generale di corpo d’armata Enrico Bazan
1 Jan 1929 - 4 Oct 1935: Luogotenente Generale Attilio Teruzzi
4 Oct 1935 - 29 Oct 1939: Luogotenente Generale Luigi Russo
31 Oct 1939 - 25 May 1941: Luogotenente Generale Achille Starace
25 May 1941 - 25 Jul 1943: Luogotenente Generale Enzo Emilio Galbiati

Best regards,

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Re: Italian M.V.S.N.- What is it?

Post by Cartaphilus » 14 Mar 2013 13:01

Thank you for tha data, dear VJK.

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Re: Italian M.V.S.N.- What is it?

Post by tigre » 04 Feb 2022 03:37

Hello to all :D; a complement................

Luogotenente Generale Luigi Russo.

Source: https://stampauctionnetwork.com/SL/sl5129.cfm

Cheers. Raúl M 8-).
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Re: Italian M.V.S.N.- What is it?

Post by Alpini Arditi » 04 Feb 2022 15:16

The CCNN (MVSN) in the colonies wore tropical uniforms similar to the regular troops, except for wearing a blackshirt.
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