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Blackshirt

History (in Europe) a member of a fascist organization, esp a member of the Italian Fascist party before and during World War II
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The Blackshirts were patriots and many joined the armed forces or Home Guard.
Then the notorious Blackshirts copied the German Nazis by taking up anti-Semitism, and today the mis-named English Defence League seem only too happy to follow the Pegida's drum beat and harass Muslim people.
A Redshirts B Greyshirts C Brownshirts D Blackshirts QUESTION 14 - for 14 points: Albert Einstein was born a German and died a US citizen.
He would jump on his soap box in the old Bull Ring and preach the errors of our ways and ask that we should love and forgive the likes of Blackshirts like Moseley and his ilk
Working men and women took on Oswald Mosley's Blackshirts in 1936.
The blackshirts continued to dominate their counterparts in the second period, and with Mousa Daoud and Chris dela Rosa taking over this time, Al Sadd went up to their biggest lead at 31-17, with 3:40 to the mid-game ceasefire.
Director Keith Cheetham and conductor Benjamin Ellin made it more so by switching the setting of the opera to Mussolini's Italy where Blackshirts enforced the authority of the dictator's Fascist Party.
She saw it vanish into thickness, among patrols and blackshirts.
Not wishing to dwell on fashion styles, but a comparison with Mussolini's Blackshirts is not wholly unwarranted.
The organisation was, in fact, conceived on the lines of Mussolini's blackshirts.
Bertorelli's is a restaurant in Soho and the soi-disant Blackshirts were a gang of thinkers--Patrick Cosgrave, Kingsley Amis, Bernard Levin, Robert Conquest, Russell Lewis--who liked to believe that Britain in the 1970s was a country in which it was dangerous to hold conservative opinions.
At a time when the armed forces are putting as much distance as they can between themselves and the far-right British National Party - the heir to Mussolini''s and Sir Oswald Moseley''s blackshirts - "Balbo" seems an unfortunate choice of word.