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My Wife's Great Uncle

#1 User is offline   Black Knot 

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Posted 13 February 2011 - 03:37 AM

My wife and I were going through some old family photos and found this picture of her great uncle Giovani during his service with the Black Shirts. I thought you all might enjoy it. We know very little about his time in uniform, but he's one of several relatives that served in the Italian Armed Forces during the 30s and 40s.

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#2 User is offline   BRY 

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Posted 13 February 2011 - 04:22 AM

View PostBlack Knot, on 13 February 2011 - 03:37 AM, said:

My wife and I were going through some old family photos and found this picture of her great uncle Giovani during his service with the Black Shirts. I thought you all might enjoy it. We know very little about his time in uniform, but he's one of several relatives that served in the Italian Armed Forces during the 30s and 40s.

-Bob

Any idea where this was taken?
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#3 User is offline   Black Knot 

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Posted 13 February 2011 - 02:24 PM

We've only been able to hazzard a guess based on some other pictures that we've been able to unearth, and that I haven't scanned yet. Our best guess is that this is in Ethiopa, or another East African location, due to the fact that the other photos show him with African locals.
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Posted 13 February 2011 - 10:22 PM

Black Knot

It ia very likely taken in Ethiopa or Eritrea. The long pants and high boots were only used in that area. Because CC.NN. units served both in 1936 and 1940, pegging a date is difficult.

Pista!

Jeff
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