Italian Blackshirt 1935Â?45

Italian Blackshirt 1935Â?45

This book documents the experiences of the Italian armed Fascist militia, the Camicie Nere (Blackshirts), from the ItalianÂ?Ethiopian war of 1935Â?36, through the Spanish Civil War to the end of World War II. It explores their origins, development, recruitment, training, conditions of service, uniforms and equipment, battle experience, political and ideological motivation. The Blackshirt legions were raised under army control from 1928, and were employed in 1933… (more)