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WW1 Italian Army rank insignia

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Does anyone know of a decently comprehensive illustrated guide to rank insignia of the Reggio Esercito in WW1?  The Osprey offering is deficient in illustrating the rank insignia as is the Mollo WW1 book. There are a few, incomplete hits on Google.

Specifically, what was the cuff rank and collar insignia for a Colonel in command of a Brigade? 

What colonel insignia was the three silver stars surrounded by gold embroidery?

Molte grazie per le risposte.....

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filfoster, The Colonello in command of a Brigade weared between 1916 and March of 1918 on the cuffs a rectangular insignia made of silver lace of about 12 cm high and 4cm wide .placed over a green grey patch . from 1918 onwards the rank was renamed Brigadier and the lace on the cuffs placed on a red cloth patch. the three silver stars surrounded with gold corresponds to a colonel in command of a regiment .if the whole is placed over red cloth .Take a look to : Gradi del Regio Esercito Wikipedia.

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Hi Filfoster, I ususally use the plate as a reference. Unluckily in black and white. 

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Thank  you both!  It seems like this area would benefit from a good comprehensive reference with some color plates and photos. Evidently there is not yet enough interest to make it commercially attractive?

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filfoster : into the page Gradi del Regio Esercito Wikipedia In Italian exists the colour plates 

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