Paramilitary wing of the Italian National Fascist Party

The Blackshirts, MVSN or Voluntary Militia for National Security were a Fascist paramilitary group in Italy during the rise and reign of Benito Mussolini. They operated from 1923-1943, having started as the Squadrismo in 1919. The similar SA or Brownshirts was formed in 1921 by the National Socialist German Workers Party better known as the Nazi Party.