The Carabinieri is the fourth Italian military force charged with police duties under the authority of the Ministry of Defense. Carabinieri are the national gendarmerie of Italy, policing both military and civilian populations. It was originally founded as the police force of the Kingdom of Sardinia, the forerunner of the Kingdom of Italy. During the process of Italian unification, it was appointed the "First Force" of the new national military organization. Although the Carabinieri assisted in the suppression of opposition during the rule of Benito Mussolini, they were also responsible for his downfall and many units were disbanded during World War II by Nazi Germany, which resulted in large numbers of Carabinieri joining the Italian resistance movement. Since 2001, it has been one of the four Italian Armed Forces.
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Series: World’s Guards
Skill Level: 2
- Painting and assembly required
- 4 sprues
- All new molding
- Display base
- Choose one of four floor patterns for display base
- Accurately detailed uniform and weaponry
- Molded in black and grey
- Full color reference photo
- Illustrated instructions and paint guide