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This is a nice never seen been for Dutch language so called British wartime For Freedom 'propaganda' post card

This is a neat example of a nice regrettably single not seen before British wartime For Freedom Airborne Forces so called 'propaganda' post cards dipicting various parachute trained members of the newly formes Airborne Forces. These 'propaganda' postcard were issued to boosted the spirit of the British people and to get some money for the war effort. This single post cards is in a nice issued condition with some minor staining from years of slightly handling i.e storage.

Code: 51417Price:


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This is a perfect example of a British Middle East Commando shoulder title

This is a perfect example of a British Middle East Commando shoulder title. Middle East Commando was a battalion sized British Commando unit of the British Army during the Second World War. The Commando was formed in the Middle East in October 1941 from L Detachment, Special Air Service, the remnants of Layforce (No.3 Troop) and No. 51 Middle East Commando and the Special Boat Section partly to placate Winston Churchill who championed the commando idea. In December 1940 a Middle East Commando depot was formed with the responsibility of training and supplying reinforcements for the Commando units in the Middle East. The Middle East Commando was disbanded in 1942. The title is in perfect condition.

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A printed British made 1st Infantry Division divisional patch

This is a nice example of a printed British made 1st Infantry Division divisional patch. After the Division had been fighting in Sicily and Italy they were tranffered in 1945 to Holland. Committed in the western Netherlands, they attacked across the Ijsselmeer in mid-April and speedily cleared the enemy out of Apeldoorn. In the last days of the war the Division was halted on the Grebbe Line, some miles east of Utrecht, to facilitate Allied arrangements with the Germans for feeding the starving Dutch population.

Code: 51415Price: 35.00 EUR


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A Canadian made two piece cap badge to the South Saskatchewan Regiment
This is a good example of a Canadian made two piece cap badge to the South Saskatchewan Regiment. During the Second World War, The South Saskatchewan Regiment participated in many major Canadian battles and operations, as part of the 2nd Canadian Infantry Division. The South Saskatchewan Regiment fought in the Dieppe Raid of 1942, Operation Atlantic, Operation Spring, Operation Totalize, Operation Tractable, and the recapture of Dieppe in 1944. They, along with the 8th Reconnaissance Regiment liberated the Westerbork transit camp on 12 April 1945.

Code: 51414Price: 25.00 EUR


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A nice British printed made Canadian 2nd Infantry Division shoulder divisional sign

This is a nice example of a un-issued British printed made Canadian 2nd Infantry Division shoulder divisional sign. This is a nice and issued printed i.e canvas British made Canadian 2nd Infantry Division shoulder patch which was left behind in Holland and is coming from a old Dutch collection. At the start of the Second World War, the Canadian Active Service Force was initially composed of two divisions; the 1st and 2nd Canadian Infantry Divisions, both raised on the first of September 1939. The fighting power of this force lay in its constituent infantry brigades, of which each division had three. These were in turn composed of three rifle and one machine gun battalion, with additional divisional artillery and engineer units in support. The 2nd Division, like its sister formation, was originally organized along regional lines. The 2nd Division is well known for there fierce fighting during Operation Jubilee Operation Overlord and the Battle for Normandy. In Holland they fought fiercly during the Battle for the Scheldt and during the liberation of Groningen. This example is in a nice un-issued condition.

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A nice Canadian/British made cap badge to the 17th Duke of York's Royal Canadian Hussars

This is a good example of a nice Canadian/British made cap badge to the 17th Duke of York's Royal Canadian Hussars. The regiment subsequently mobilized the '3rd Canadian Motorcycle Regiment, CASF (17 H)' for active service on 24 May 1940. It was redesignated '17th (Active) Duke of York's Royal Canadian Hussars, CASF' on 1 February 1941. It embarked for Britain on 23 August 1941. Detachments of the regiment landed in Normandy as part of the 3rd Canadian Infantry Division on 6 June 1944, followed by the remainder of the regiment in the course of June and July 1944. The unit fought in North West until the end of the war.The regiment was disbanded on 15 January 1946.

Code: 51412Price: 25.00 EUR


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A nice British printed made Canadian 3rd Infantry Division shoulder divisional sign

This is a nice example of a un-issued British printed made Canadian 3rd Infantry Division shoulder divisional sign. The formation of the 3rd Canadian Infantry Division was authorized during the Second World War on 17 May 1940. There was then a considerable delay until the brigade and divisional headquarters were formed on 5 September, and the first divisional commander was appointed on 26 October.

While the division's components were forming, The Cameron Highlanders of Ottawa was detached and transferred to Iceland as part of Z Force. The battalion spent the winter of 1940–41 there, then moved to the United Kingdom. After its arrival, the division spent three uneventful years in garrison and training duties prior to the assault landing on Juno Beach on D-Day, 6 June 1944, as part of the British Second Army, later joining the newly formed First Canadian Army. Battle honours include Caen, Falaise, clearing the Channel ports, the Breskens pocket, and the final offensives of 1945. During the Battle of the Scheldt, the 3rd Canadian Infantry Division had the nickname of "Water Rats" bestowed upon them by Field Marshal Sir Bernard Montgomery, commanding 21st Army Group, in recognition of the poor conditions of terrain through which they fought, first in the Normandy landings, and then in the flooded Breskens Pocket. This example is in a nice un-issued condition.

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A nice British printed made Canadian 4th Armoured Division shoulder divisional sign

This is a good example of a British printed made Canadian 4th Armoured Division shoulder divisional sign. The 4th Canadian (Armoured) Division was created during World War II by the conversion of the 4th Canadian Infantry Division at the beginning of 1942 in Canada. The division proceeded overseas in 1942, with its two main convoys reaching the United Kingdom in August and October. The division spent almost two years training in the United Kingdom before crossing to Normandy in July 1944. In the United Kingdom, it participated in war games together with the Polish 1st Armoured Division, and later fought in France, the Low Countries, and Germany; both divisions followed very close paths. The division participated in the later stages of the Battle of Normandy at the Falaise Pocket, the advance from Normandy and spent almost two months engaged at the Breskens Pocket as well as Operation Pheasant. It wintered in the Netherlands and took part in the final advance across northern Germany. This example is in a perfect un-issued condition.

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A nicely un-issued and unkown type of a embroided Airborne strip

This is e perfect example of a unknown type to me of a embroided Airborne arms-of-service strip aka a 'Airborne balkje'. These strips were introduced at the end of 1942 and were in use by a mix of Parachute and Glider trained soldiers of the 1st, 6th and the Canadian Airborne Troops till the end of 1944. There is a variation of types and makers of these Airborne strips. This one has a thick lettering and a sort of black 'cheese cloth' backing. These Airborne strips are getting harder to find. This one measuring 9.5x4.0 cm in a perfect and un-issued condition.

Code: 51409Price: 120.00 EUR


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A nice printed British made 5th Armoured Division Canadian shoulder divisional sign

This is a good example of a printed British made Canadian 5th Armoured Division divisional sign. The 5th Armoured took part in the Italian Campaign until the end of 1944 seeing notable action on the Hitler Line after the Allied breakthrough at Cassino in May 1944 and also during Operation Olive on the Gothic Line in August 1944. During the latter battle its single infantry brigade was augmented by a second, which was raised using reinforcements and units serving in other roles. Among them was 4th Princess Louise Dragoon Guards - 1st Canadian Division's armoured recce unit. As with other Allied armoured divisions in the Mediterranean, local resources were used to establish an additional infantry brigade, the 12th Canadian Infantry Brigade. In January 1945, the division moved by truck, train, and naval transport to Belgium via Livorno and Marseille. After arriving, it disbanded the 12th Brigade, and re-equipped to join the First Canadian Army in time to participate in the final offensives across the Rhine. This divisional sign is in a perfect and a un-issued condition.

Code: 51408Price: 40.00 EUR

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