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  Arturo Bocchini and the secret political police in fascist Italy. - HighBeam Encyclopedia
OVRA was an informal, special network of operatives who attained their goals of protecting Mussolini's life and creating an illusion of popular support for his regime without resorting to the murderous tactics of the Nazi SS.
Although as career policemen Bocchini and most OVRA personnel provided a measure of continuity to the Italian state, their primary purpose was to protect Mussolini and help create the illusion of consensus surrounding his regime.
Despite elements of continuity, OVRA and the police legislation of the Fascist regime represented a qualitative jump to a pervasive idea of police control alien to the basic presumptions of the rulers of liberal Italy.
www.encyclopedia.com /doc/1G1-21058927.html   (5836 words)

 JMIS: The battle of Turin, 1933-1936: Carlo Rosselli, Giustizia e Libertà, OVRA and the origins of Mussolini's ...
The battle of Turin, 1933-1936: Carlo Rosselli, Giustizia e Libertà, OVRA and the origins of Mussolini's anti-Semitic campaign
This study draws attention to the intensity of the conflict between Carlo Rosselli and Giustizia e Libertà (the Italian liberal-socialist anti-Fascist organization) and the highest ranks of Italian Fascism, including Mussolini and OVRA - the Fascist secret police - between 1933 and 1936.
But the success of agents of OVRA in infiltrating Giustizia e Libertà resulted in three waves of arrests in Turin (in 1934, 1935 and 1936).
www.brown.edu /Research/Journal_Modern_Italian_Studies/1.1/blatt.html   (216 words)

 BBC - h2g2 - Mussolini
Indeed, Mussolini owed much of his remarkable political longevity (23 years) to a successful holistic approach to repressive rule in which physical, libertarian and political repression achieved through Squadristi and OVRA intimidation was allied with a barrage of ideological and mental repression from his propaganda machine.
The OVRA replaced the Squadristi with a far subtler and paranoia-inspiring organisation, responsible for many of the 400 persons and#8216;legallyand#8217; killed during the Fascist regime.
That was the fear and paranoia created by the presence of the OVRA and Squadristi in every town and village in Italy.
www.bbc.co.uk /dna/h2g2/A944679   (2375 words)

 New Left Review - John Foot: The Secret Life of Ignazio Silone
There a senior official of the State Archive, looking through a file devoted to Silone by the OVRA, the political police of the Fascist period, came upon two letters that he set aside from the rest of the file, which he sent on.
In the initial rush to defend him, the documents found in the archives were denounced as forgeries, which could only have been planted in the files by the Fascist authorities themselves, with the aim of discrediting him.
But as more and more evidence came to light, the idea that the OVRA had created folders full of sophisticated forgeries in the thirties waiting to be discovered (and then hidden, and then released) by future generations, had to be abandoned.
newleftreview.org /A2250   (2982 words)

 The Official Web Site of Suspense Novelist Ron Terpening
I think my first introduction to the term came from preparatory research on Mussolini and Fascism for a course I was designing at the University of Arizona.
I thought I'd read most of Ambler, but I couldn't recall that, so I read the novel not long ago, a book first published back in 1939 during the Fascist Era, and, sure enough, the OVRA is one of the forces at work in the plot.
The OVRA's goal was the suppression of anything opposed to Fascism.
www.ronterpening.com /novels/league_interv.htm   (1729 words)

 OVRAs   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-10)
Special aviation Olympic Venue Restricted Areas (OVRA) were created to ensure the safety and security of the Olympic outdoor venues.
Twenty of the restricted areas were in place for the 2000 Games including 16 in Sydney and one each in Brisbane, Canberra, Melbourne and Adelaide.
Five separate restricted areas covered the length of the marathon and were activated in succession as the marathon race progressed.
www.airservicesaustralia.com /aboutus/history/ovra.asp   (253 words)

 Furst, Alan: The Foreign Correspondent   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-10)
But this is no romantic traged-it is the work of the OVRA, Mussolini's fascist secret police, and is meant to eliminate the editor of Liberazione," a clandestine emigre newspaper.
Weisz is, at that moment, in Spain, reporting on the last campaign of the Spanish civil war.
In the desperate politics of Europe on the edge of war, a foreign correspondent is a pawn, worth surveillance, or flmail, or murder.
www.forbesbookclub.com /bookpage.asp?prod_cd=IVXNJ   (301 words)

 OVRA (Organizzazione per la Vigilanza e la Repressione dell'Antifascismo)
OVRA (Organizzazione per la Vigilanza e la Repressione dell'Antifascismo)
L'Ispettorato speciale assumeva il nome di OVRA (sigla mai chiarita compiutamente nel suo significato) solo nel dicembre del 1930, all'atto degli arresti che travolgevano gli antifascisti di Giustizia e Libertà milanese.
Il capo della prima zona OVRA, la più importante di tutte, era l¹ispettore generale di PS Nudi (sostituito dal Peruzzi sul finire degli anni 30 a causa
www.strano.net /stragi/stragi/sigle/ovra.htm   (367 words)

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The OVRA was the secret police of Benito Mussolini in Fascist Italy.
It was formed in 1927, founded and lead by Arturo Bocchini.
The full Italian name for OVRA was Organizzazione di Vigilanza Repressione dell'Antifascismo, Italian for Organisation for Vigilance Against Anti-Fascism in English.
www.lycos.com /info/benito-mussolini--fascist-italy.html   (279 words)

 Amazon.com: The Foreign Correspondent: A Novel: Books: Alan Furst   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-10)
When agents of the OVRA, the Italian secret police, murder the Liberazione's editor in the arms of his mistress, Weisz assumes greater responsibility for keeping the paper running.
OVRA also targets Weisz and his surviving colleagues, forcing him to scramble to stay alive while continuing his subversive work.
One of its members has been murdered and each member of the group is feeling the effects of the OVRA turning the screws on their operations.
www.amazon.com /Foreign-Correspondent-Novel-Alan-Furst/dp/1400060192   (1878 words)

 A book excerpt from The Foreign Correspondent by Alan Furst.
Amandola's OVRA operatives--OVRA was the name of the secret police, the political police, established by Mussolini in the 1920s--were already inside the hotel, had taken rooms that afternoon, accompanied by prostitutes.
Madame LaCroix, when the OVRA men burst into the room, would no doubt be indignant, this was, she would assume, some vile trick perpetrated by her serpent of a husband.
But she would not assume it for long, and when the revolver appeared, with its long snout of a silencer, it would be too late to scream.
www.bookbrowse.com /excerpts/index.cfm?book_number=1818&page_number=4   (702 words)

 Bookreporter.com - THE FOREIGN CORRESPONDENT by Alan Furst
Mussolini's fascist secret police, the OVRA, pursues him, along with fellow emigres who have fled Italian government suppression of individual freedom.
Veronique, a gallery manager in Paris who's his sexual partner and lover, becomes the object of interrogation by the OVRA, posing as French police.
The OVRA is active in European cities and is relentless in pursuit of disenchanted citizens.
www.bookreporter.com /reviews2/1400060192.asp   (645 words)

Tutto avviene nel momento in cui il comunicato viene sottoposto alla attenzione dello stesso Mussolini, questi, di suo pugno e con atto di imperio indiscusso, sostituisce alla parola “polizia” la parola OVRA.
OVRA forse come Opera Volontaria di Repressione Antifascista, la spiegazione adottata da Martinelli essendo la più corrente all’epoca, o come Organo di Vigilanza dei Reati Antistatali, o, su suggerimento di Franzinelli, con un fantasioso calembour mussoliniano, come assonanza con piOVRA o con Ochrana, la polizia segreta zarista.
La fantasia di Pitigrilli avrà, forse, avuto sicuramente modo di bighellonare intorno al senso di OVRA, come zelante associato o come pavido fuggiasco o come uno che, il 1° novembre lesse le notizie diffuse dalla Agenzia Stefani.
www.pitigrilli.com /fiduciario/OVRA.html   (904 words)

 DELTA GREEN 1939-1945 : EQUIPMENT : HANDGUNS : Beretta M1934 Automatic Pistol   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-10)
The standard issue pistol for the Italian Army during the war.
The OVRA used a version fitted with a silencer.
The M1935 was based on the same design as the M1934 but was chambered for the smaller 7.65mm cartridge (.32 ACP).
home.comcast.net /~furrylogic/berettam1934.html   (116 words)

 Amazon.com: OVRA   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-10)
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www.amazon.com /s?ie=UTF8&keywords=OVRA&tag=bizkitt-21&index=blended&link_code=qs&page=1   (920 words)

 Oregon Veterinary Referral Associates - Care For Your Best Friend
The veterinarians on staff at OVRA have completed advanced training in small animal internal medicine, general surgery, orthopedic surgery and ophthalmology.
Several on the staff at OVRA have taught at veterinary colleges, and published numerous scientific articles and veterinary textbooks chapters.
Our support staff includes experienced, licensed veterinary technicians who provide knowledgeable and compassionate nursing care.
www.ovra.com /ovra.php3?topic=staff&subtopic=intro   (94 words)

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