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PostPosted: Sun Aug 20, 2017 9:38 pm 
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Never saw these before - interesting stuff! SW

Ethiopian native levies
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"Black shirts"
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Gasoline bomb = road flare on a wine bottle. N Africa
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Breda hand grenades - "red devils"
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Two man motorized torpedo training
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Right wing anti-communist partisans with captured STG44. Ammo was an issue
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Captured Russian artillery and Russian two hump camels (bactrain) used to "hump" ammo
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Mother Russia is a muddy mother
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Supplemental "armor" protection against Brit anti tank guns. And these were the best tanks Italy had.
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Good shot of an Italian Stuka - from another Italian Stuka. Somewhere over N Africa.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 21, 2017 10:05 pm 
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i know nothing of this area of collecting but i do very much appreciate the photos , and i learn a little more every time , thanks


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 25, 2017 5:56 pm 
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Great pics. Thanks.


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 29, 2017 3:30 am 
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On the first pic they are Eritrean member of the PAI (Polizia Africa Italiana or Italian Africa Police) armed with the Beretta MAB38A with the folding bayonet.


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PostPosted: Sat May 02, 2020 8:43 pm 
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Just one pic this time but it fits I here. A formation passes in review at double quick march. SW

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Italian Arditi with American Willys Jeep captured from British Long Range Desert Group. SW

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Hand held bomb launcher I believe to be a prototype made for testing. SW


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 02, 2020 5:29 pm 
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These were captioned as Italians in Spain during the civil war there. However, they could also be Italian "volunteers" (conscripts) who were ordered to Spain as part of Mussolini's aid package to Spanish Nationalists before they left Italy.

In either case, it's very unusual to see Italian military people armed with Vetterli rifles after the Carcano was adopted. SW

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Bicycle/machine gun rig from WW1. This was a poor MG design. SW

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WW1 sniper pic. Italy had very few legit sniper rigs in WW1. Many used were privately owned by officers who had bought them in Austria before the war. In WW2 Italy had no known sniper rifles. SW

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