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Black Shirt

also Black·shirt  (blăk′shûrt′)
A member of a fascist party organization having a black shirt as part of its uniform, especially an Italian fascist.


(Historical Terms) (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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Noun1.Blackshirt - a member of the Italian fascist party before World War II
fascist - an adherent of fascism or other right-wing authoritarian views


[ˈblækʃɜːt] N (Pol) → camisa negra mf


[ˈblækˌʃɜːt] n (Pol) → Camicia nera
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But Amory is hungry for more and her search for life, love and artistic expression will take her to the demi-monde of 1920s Berlin, New York in the 1930s, the Blackshirt riots in London, and France during the Second World War, where she becomes one of the first women war photographers.
In a speech in Tooting, south London, Mr Miliband received loud applause when he insisted that contrary to what figures like the blackshirt Oswald Mosley, Enoch Powell and BNP leader Nick Griffin suggested, the multi-ethnic Britain shown in this week's census and in the summer's Olympic and Paralympic Games was a cause for celebration.
They did so, not because she is some wild-eyed, goose-stepping blackshirt but because she has the bravery to tackle the issues that matter to ordinary people in France.
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Still, in all fairness, it should be noted that the dubious achievements of other artists, lesser and greater, have been revalorized: Matisse of the middle-Nice period, Picasso in Antibes and Mougins, collaborationist Picabia in Nice, Mario Sironi's Blackshirt propaganda, even the Nazi classicism of Arno Brecker all enjoy topical apology today.
He and members of his anti-Semitic Blackshirt group were punched to the ground as soon as the meeting began.
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Its nine sections treat, among many other things, the beauty and lore of Bevilacqua's native Parma and the surrounding countryside, especially the region bordering the Po river; chronicles of the often violent political activities that tore the region into bloody pieces during fascism and war; the author's reflections on the many women (principal among them his mother) who have influenced his life; and evocations of family members who include not only his mother (and her battles with mental illness) but also his aviator, blackshirt, and often absentee father and his surrogate father and mentor in political subversion, "Uncle Toni.
One of the best things out of that was that I discovered, among his books, a novel called Blackshirt which transported me into clouds of delight.
Called the Milizia Volontaria Sicurezza Nazionale (MVSN), the Blackshirt Militia could not decide whether they were soldiers or police.
Chesterton returned to Britain in the spring of 1937 and published a series of articles in the Blackshirt describing his impressions of the new Germany, which earned him appointment as editor of the Blackshirt.
He is all bustle and attendance, while they look like the international freeloaders and blackshirt fellow-travelers they always were.