The Battalion of Death (Batallon de la Muerte / Batallon Malatesta) was an anarchist unit during the Spanish Civil War. The battalion was formed by Italian anarchist exiles in France.
March 1937, the battalion made its debut parading through the Barcelona wearing their smart uniforms and brandishing the slogan “without God nor master”. It made quite an impression on the audience.
They wore black turtleneck jerseys, olive-green uniforms and a black beret with a skull and a dagger badge.