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Help with researching picture

desantii

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Hello, Wanted to see if the is any insight into what uniform #3 is wearing (my grandfather) as well as any help on uniforms of 2 and 4? 1,5,6, and 7 seem just generic suits?

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jwsleser

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I was waiting to see if one our are more knowledgeable members would answer.

Your Nonno and #4 are wearing either Milizia Volontaria per la Sicurezza Nazionale (M.V.S.N.) or party uniforms (likely the former given the insignia on the shirts). The M.V.S.N. (better know as Blackshirts) was the volunteer militia of the Fascist party. Your Nonno might be a 1GM veteran given the number of ribbons and insignia on his uniform. He is wearing some type of wings and appears to have two merit promotion badges. The picture quality isn't good enough to determine much else.

Please note I am not well versed on M.V.S.N. uniforms and badges. Hopefully someone else can offer more.

#2 is wearing the pre-1933 army uniform. The poor condition of the photo prevents seeing his rank on his hat.
 

desantii

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Thanks for the reply every bit of info helps. The pic is definitely pre 1940 as he then moved to Argentina

and yes on 1GM and the wings assume air force as that is what my grandmother had told us
 

jwsleser

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You are ewelcome.

I would guess the picture is early 1930s, unless the officer (#2) is retired wearing his old uniform (I doubt this is the case, so taken before 1935 at the latest).
 
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