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1st División "Dio lo Vuole", ("God wants it"), was one of the three Blackshirts Divisions sent to Spain during the Spanish Civil War to make up the "Corpo Truppe Volontarie" (Corps of Volunteer Troops), or CTV.

1st División "Dio lo vuole" - Bgd. Gen. Edmondo Rossi

  • 1st Group of Banderas - Lt. Coronel Aristide Frezza.
    • 533 Bandera "Aquila"
    •  ? Bandera "Leone"
    • 524 Bandera "Carroccio" - Mayor Luigi Giulani
    • Support Battery 65/17
    • Engineers Section
  • 2nd Group of Banderas - Colonel Constantino Salvi
    • 235 Bandera "Indomita" - Seniore Alberto Montanardi
    • Bandera "Folgore" - 1st Seniore Michele Olivas
    • Bandera "Falco" - Seniore Arnaldo Rocchi
    • Support Battery 65/17 "Centauro"
    • Engineers Section
  • 3rd Grupo de Banderas - Coronel Mario Mazza.
    • 640 bis Bandera "Lupi" -
    • 524 Bandera "Uragano"
    • 635 Bandera "Tempesta"
    • Support Battery 65/17
    • Engineers Section
  • "Carabinieri" Section
  • Intendencia Section
  • Sanitation Section
  • Truck Unit

The Blackshirt (Camicie Nere, or CCNN) Divisions contained regular soldiers and volunteer militia from the Fascist Party. The CCNN divisions were semi-motorised.


  • de Mesa, José Luis, El regreso de las legiones: (la ayuda militar italiana a la España nacional, 1936-1939), García Hispán, Granada:España, 1994 ISBN: 84-87690-33-5


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