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WW II Alpine Troops Coat


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Brian Keith

I've had this for a number of years, but don’t really know a lot about Italian items. As I understand this is a coat for the Mountain Troops. It appears to be dated 1938, so survived the war in fine condition. Can any one tell me more about this coat? I did add the aluminum stars to the collars. Does the red collar flashes mean very much? It has a large pocket in the back for storage.

Thanks in advance for any information and thanks for looking.

BKW

I don't know why some photos post upside down!

 

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I will start by admitting that I am no expert in Italian WWII items. That said it is not Alpini as Alpini collar tabs always incorporate green in some form. This much I know for certain. So, I checked into Rex Trye's book "Mussolini's Soldiers" for you and it is Bersaglieri and in fact there is a similar color example featured in the book on a Sahariana jacket. Basically a light infantry unit skilled at marksmanship and they have a strong rivalry with the Alpini. Hope this helps, its a beautiful jacket, if you ever want to trade or sell it, I would be interested.      Scott

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Brian Keith

Thanks! Very Cool! I'll make note of it. Maybe I'll do an Italian mannequin  like you did the Japanese one! I know I have some of the green leather gear around somewhere!

Have a great day!
BKW

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Brian Keith

It is a grey color, it shows pretty accurate on my computer.

Thanks for your interest!

BKW

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10 hours ago, Brian Keith said:

Maybe I'll do an Italian mannequin  like you did the Japanese one! I know I have some of the green leather gear around somewhere!

That would be cool if you could get a motorcycle and create this with a mannequin.
 

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On page 19 of UNIFORMI E DISTINTIVI ITALIANI by Paolo Marzetti the grey uniform is called a fatigue uniform. Rich A. in Pa.

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