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M.V.A.C. 1942-43 and Slovenian Police 1944

Two Slovenian 'patriots or collaborators', depends on your viewpoint I suppose, from the left a M.V.A.C. [Miliza Volontaria  Anti Comunista] 1942-43, these chaps served under the Italian Army in Slovenia. Next, we have a Slovensko Policijski Zbor [Slovene Police] 1944 with if you look closely---zoom in----- a 'cuff title' that says 'POL KORPS POL ZBOR'---German then Slovene. The policijski wears a Dutch tunic which has been altered by adding pockets in slightly varying shades well it was 1944!!!
Thanks to the following Pixelartists:-
Zared Tregonwell for his fine Dutch army uniform and pistol holster
YamaLama1986 for his superduper Italian army uniforms
Milosh Andrich for the Yugoslav ammo pouch
Thus ends the Oscars speech--- cue fake crying!!!!
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Paragini's avatar
The soldier on the left is not a Sloven at all. He is most likely a Serb Orthodox from Dalmatia. The red skull cap is worn by the Serbs in the Tri-Mountain area of Lika, Dalmatia and Bosnia. I have one given to me in 1988 from a relative, my mother comes from the adjacent village from where Gavrilo Princip comes from in Bosnia.
As for the MVAC, most of them were also Chetniks and had a habit of being captured or disarmed regularly by the Chetnik bandits! :) 
Zared-Tregonwell's avatar
These are looking good. Again your going with the little known stuff which is good. I agree with you about Yamalama's Italian uniforms, I was going to do my own until I saw his, and thought no point. Again you are sending me off to research the stuff you put up.
camorus----234's avatar
That's me all over, obscure and always educating people!!!! Well sometimes!
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The MVAC was actually the second military organisation established in Slovenia. The first were the Vaške Straše, a special group comprised of villagers that actually defended their small communities from some Partisans, who didn't respect the rules of war and pillaged some villages. The Vaške straše were latter formed into the Bela Garda and its members were known as the belogardisti. Then, the MVAC was formed out of the Belogardists. The Belogardisti actually refers to the name of the Russian anti communist army, the White Army. As Bela is White and Garda is an armed Guard in the Slovene language.
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It is actually really strange, that considering that in Yugoslavia, the Slovene population comprised only about 8% of the whole population had the largest number of Antirevolutionary (anti communist) units and organisations. One especially feared group was the Črna Roka - the Black hand, a pro chatolic military organisation which killed pro communists. It was so feared that rival members of the German Gestapo used the Črna Roka to kill one another. The most impressive thing was, that after someone was killed, a pamphlet with a black hand on it was left on the corpse.
camorus----234's avatar
Didn't know about this organisation, sounds a very cut throat undercover Catholic outfit. Where did you find the information?
superbattledroid's avatar
I'm from Slovenia and I study History, so I need to know. Yes, you're right, the Črna Roka didn't had any official uniforms. If you're out of ideas for new uniforms, I know a lot about the  uniforms from Slovenia and Jugoslavia during the second world war, especially of the Anti-revolutionary side.
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Thank you kind sir, always good to get more info, what other organisations are you aware of?
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Well, in Slovenia there was the Gorenjsko Domobranstvo, which was the same as the Slovensko Domobranstvo (the Slovene Home Guard) but it operated only in the Gorenjska region of Slovenia.

Then there was the Legija smrti (The Legion of death), which was an independent part of the MVAC, and operated around Suhorje pri Metliki.

Then there was the Protibande (The anti bandits), a unit created by the Gestapo to attack Partisans. They either had no uniforms or wore captured Partisan uniforms, so that they would blend into the resistance.

Then there was the Slovenski narodni varnostni zbor, which operated in the Slovene Littoral (Primorska) region after the immediate fall of Fascist Italy and was directly tied with the German HQ in Trieste. After the war, most of them fled to Italy to avoid capture and execution.

Then there were the Slovenski Četniki, who we're a part of the Jugoslovanski Četniki, and are not consideded complete collaborators. They were known as the Plavogardisti (The Blue ones)
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