Italian Alpini, around WWI

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Italian Alpini, around WWI

Post  mconrad on Wed 05 Sep 2012, 9:22 am

Probably World War I or 1920s. Note the "fish bone" or "fish spine" (not sure of the Italian phrase) style of wrapping the puttees. He has rank on his sleeve cuff. I don't know what's on his shoulder straps.

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Post  zaptie on Sun 16 Sep 2012, 9:46 am

this uniform was in use from after WWI until 1934. the rank is caporal , On the shoulder straps are the coy number.

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Post  buistR on Fri 21 Sep 2012, 7:53 am

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Italian Alpini on patrol in February 1912 in what may not be as idyllic a winter scene as it appears - even in peacetime conditions along the Alpine frontier must have been arduous.

The junior officer leading the squad wears the grey-green grigio-verde field uniform introduced in 1909 with the officers' version of the berretto cap. The other Alpini wear the barracks order of uniform - the M1903 dark blue tunic with green facings worn with the grey-green breeches. This was a compromise between the former blue uniform and the new field dress, retained for off-duty and ordinary wear between 1909 and 1915. The Alpini were the first Italian troops to trial the grey-green, presumably because the mountains were seen as the most likely milieu for the coming war. Their head-dress is of course the famous Alpini felt hat with its eagle feather and coloured pom-pom denoting the individual battalion.

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Post  zaptie on Fri 21 Sep 2012, 9:09 pm

here the officer has the old cap badge , that was changed that year with the eagle badge

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Post  mconrad on Sun 23 Sep 2012, 5:34 am

Alpini in Africa, 1890s.
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Captured, World War I. Looks like a helmeted Austro-Hungarian gendarme on the left.
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Alpini pdf

Post  wfrad on Mon 12 Jun 2017, 3:58 am

The links below are for some pdf files on the ALPINI during WWI;
ALPINI
Le grandi battaglie
Storia delle Penne Nere
volume uno
La nascita del Corpo degli Alpini
Il Monte Nero - Le Tofane
La battaglia del Castelletto

Stefano Gambarotto
Enzo Raffaelli

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above fm Vol 1

http://www.istrit.org/download/alpini001.pdf
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above fm vol2

http://www.istrit.org/download/alpini002.pdf

http://www.istrit.org/download/alpini003.pdf

http://www.istrit.org/download/alpini004.pdf

http://www.istrit.org/download/alpini005.pdf

http://www.istrit.org/download/alpini006.pdf

This may also be of interest:

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Quei fanti
biancoazzurri...
Dalle Tre cime di Lavaredo agli abissi
dell'Adriatico. Con il 55 Reggimento sui
campi di battaglia della Grande Guerra
di
Enzo Raffaelli

http://www.istrit.org/download/55fanteria.pdf

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