Black Shirts

Black Shirts,

colloquial term originally used to refer to the members of the Fasci di combattimento, units of the Fascist organization founded in Italy in Mar., 1919, by Benito MussoliniMussolini, Benito
, 1883–1945, Italian dictator and leader of the Fascist movement. Early Career

His father, an ardent Socialist, was a blacksmith; his mother was a teacher.
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. A black shirt was the most distinctive part of their uniform. The Black Shirts were mainly discontented ex-soldiers. Ultranationalist, they posed as champions of law and order and violently attacked Communists, socialists, and other radical and progressive groups. They broke up strikes, destroyed trade union headquarters, and drove socialist and Communist officials from office. In Oct., 1922, their activities culminated in the famous march on Rome, which brought Mussolini to power. Afterward, while the term "Black Shirts" continued to be used to refer to party militants in general, the name Fasci di combattimento designated the local party units.
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Very good people indeed, you will notice, dress altogether in black, even to gloves and neckties, and they will probably take to black shirts before long.
More than 200 DAP employees wore black shirts during the flag-raising ceremony at the agency to join the protest, Cruz said.
Within minutes, Daffy had me printing letters on black shirts which spelt out "The King is Dead".
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I single out two in particular: the black shirts of Elam and the Greens who are birds of a feather on the Cyprus question.
Following the surprise destruction of my previous such garment, a reader had told me that black shirts are actually a style faux-pas, along the lines of double denim or yellow corduroys, but I pooh-poohed this person.
Siniora urged both Beirut and Tripoli Bar Associations to stage a sit-in upcoming Monday by making the point that the Lebanese won't accept Samaha's release dictated by Hezbollah's black shirts, he concluded.
Black shirts sold out across textile shops in Kerala as students, including girls, dressed up in black shirts and mundu for Onam merriment on campuses.
The attempted march through the East End of London by Oswald Mosley's Black Shirts in 1936 and the resultant Cable Street riots form a disturbing backdrop for Isabella's family.
Macedonia expects Brussels to condemn "Golden Dawn" which is not a marginalized neo-Nazi association of people in black shirts but a parliamentary party, which, according to recent polls, has a rating of 13 percent, Ivana Kostovska comments for Dnevnik.
Al Wakrah looked headed to collar their first win as they dominated the black shirts almost throughout the game, pulling away by as much as 20 points on several occasion in the first half and getting the upper hand until the dying seconds of the match.
He's ditching his trademark black shirts and said: "My own resolution is that I'm going to try to be more adventurous with my own clothes and ditch black.