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Today, 04:43 PMThe Monte Cervino will attend the 2014 Camp Clark Battle of the Bulge event in Nevada MO (17-19 Jan) . While titled Battle of the Bulge, this event is open to any WWII reenactment units. It is a tactical held on the Missouri National Guard training site at Camp Clark. 180 reenactors attended in 2013, about average for this event. We had Russian, Canadians, Heer, SS, US (inf and airborne), and Spanish. This was the second year that the battaglione participated in this event.
As always, any Italians that wish to try this event are welcome to join us.
28 September 2013 - 01:28 PMAn individual on WAF posted a picture of an unusual ammunition belt. He was attempting to gain some information about it. I had not seen this type of belt before, but it is similar in concept to the paracadutisti belt of the Folgore.
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It looks similar to a belt in U&A 202-203. Same style of design, but clearly not the same belt.
Here is the picture from page 151 of that issue of U&A.
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26 September 2013 - 01:55 AMThis thread is to share sources for research into Italian uniforms and equipment. Please post any sources that might be useful to others.
01 May 2013 - 01:57 PMHas anyone experienced slow load times of the site? For me, many times the first post of thread loads quickly, then it is the elevator music for an extented period of time. I have also experienced long delays when uploading pictures (the last one was only 24kb). Thanks!
30 April 2013 - 02:02 PMThe members of the Monte Cervino received their giubba a venti from Sartoria Equipe yesterday. All I can say is WOW!
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Remo of SE has made an excellent copy of this desirable item. The first things you notice are the color and the weight of the material. This isn’t some put-together jacket using what is available. You know this giubba will keep out wind and rain. The material is a tightly woven canvas that will repel water with ease. I gave my giubba a wash in the washing machine to start the breaking-in process. It was pretty much dry when I took it out of the machine and only let it hang out for a few minutes. No need at all to put it in the dryer.
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The color is a close match to the g-v colors I see on the originals.
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The construction is top notch. The eyelets for the thigh gussets cord are strong and fully set-in the fabric. The buttons are the correct g-v Bakelite and sewn with strong thread. The cuff gussets are present and the neck bib has the button that fastens it closed after the alpino puts it on. The collar is large and has the neck closure tie underneath. The rolled cord underneath the shoulder reinforcement to keep equipment straps from slipping off the shoulders is faithfully reproduced.
Unlike their uniforms which are sized to order, SE makes the giuba a vento in the original three sizes as issued by the R.E. No measurements needed, but one must remember that the sizes are what they are. Sizes are by chest measurement. I ordered a size 2 which fit my 70” 180lb frame well. Plenty of room for layers underneath, shoulders and sleeve length were good.
What can I say, there is no doubt that this giubba will be my favorite uniform item for wear. With a g-v camicia underneath in the summer, or my g-v sweater in the winter, it is a sharp looking and functional part of the alpino’s uniform. I can even see wearing this for civilian attire.