Balaclava (hood)

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Many committees and institutions were created during the war to deliver all manner of tasks. They included groups to organise the production of socks, sweaters, ski masks, gifts and ration warmers ...

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‘Corredo del soldato’ means soldier’s kit, a set of belongings that every soldier needed to take with him when he joined the army. A balaclava (hood) would have helped an Italian soldier stay warm while travelling across and fighting in the mountains.