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A neatly early account of 'British Paratroops' by Lawrence Fairhall

A neatly early account of 'British Paratroops' by Lawrence Fairhall

This is a nice example of a early account of the development of British Airborne Forces and how the British army adopted them. With pictures of Hotspur gliders and an early photo of a Horsa. Reduced in size due to wartime paper economy, size is 14.5 cm by 12 cm and has 20 pages and was printed by Sydenham&Co. Ltd Bournemouth. This a neatly small booklet and is in a perfect condition only with t... read more

Code: 51643

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A neat little set of seven early postwar postcard size official 'Arnhem'  AFPU (Army Film and Photo Unit) photographs published by the MOD (Ministry of Defence) in 1945

A neat little set of seven early postwar postcard size official 'Arnhem' AFPU (Army Film and Photo Unit) photographs published by the MOD (Ministry of Defence) in 1945

This is a perfect little set, comprising of 3 official published so called 'Arnhem' photographs taken by 2 of the 3 War Correspondents who were attached to the Public Relations team of the 1st Airborne Division and were tasked to film and photograph the fighting during the Battle of Arnhem. Just after the war, August or September 1945, the British MOD (Ministry of Defence) published a serie of ... read more

Code: 51642

165.00 EUR

A nice orginal Dutch made Battle of Arnhem commemoration coin i.e medallion with a miniature

A nice orginal Dutch made Battle of Arnhem commemoration coin i.e medallion with a miniature

This is a nice example of a difficult to find original Dutch made Battle of Arnhem commemoration coin i.e medallion. This coin i.e medallion was made in 1946 and designed by J.J. van Goor. The coin dispicts a emblem of the Airborne troops between the arms of Arnhem and Oosterbeek. On the other side there is a silhouette of burning Arnhem and Oosterbeek above which two parachutists come down. A ... read more

Code: 51641

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A nice and not so often seen official issued 1943 dated 'press-release' photograph depicting members of a Polish Airborne Mortar crew

A nice and not so often seen official issued 1943 dated 'press-release' photograph depicting members of a Polish Airborne Mortar crew

This is a good example of a official issued 1943 dated 'press-release' photograph depicting members of a Polish Airborne Mortar crew during inspection. This small sized picture - it measures 12.4 x 16.5 cms - is neatly printed in a black and white on a semy glossy paper. These propaganda type ‘high-quality’ photos were for example used to illustrate the various magazines and or newspapers. A si... read more

Code: 51640

65.00 EUR

A perfect and issued example of a plastic cap badge to The Parachute Regiment

A perfect and issued example of a plastic cap badge to The Parachute Regiment

This is a nice example of a issued plastic (aka bakelite) cap badge to The Parachute Regiment. Plastic cap badges were first introduced into the British Army during 1941 as a result of metal shortages caused by the prioritised demands of industrialised war production. The wearing of plastic badges proved very unpopular with British Army personnel. These plastic Parachute Regiment cap badge's ar... read more

Code: 51639

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A nice right facing British made printed Combined Operations formation badge

A nice right facing British made printed Combined Operations formation badge

This is a good example of a printed Combined Operations formation badge facing left. The phrase "combined operations" was first introduced by the British War Office in World War II to denote multi-service activities, those that involved air, land or naval forces acting together, and coordinated by the Combined Operations Headquarters. The printed badge is in a good condition. read more

Code: 51638

70.00 EUR

A nice British made Chindit shoulder title

A nice British made Chindit shoulder title

This is a neat example of a sought after British made Chindit shoulder title. During the Second World War a Special Force was trained in Commando methods to infiltrate behind the Japanese lines in Burma. They were known as the CHINDITS, a name given to them by their leader, Major-General Orde C. Wingate, D.S.O. After the initial expedition in 1943 the full force was marched or landed in the jun... read more

Code: 51637

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A nice matching and issued pair of mid war embroided shoulder titles to the Parachute Regiment

A nice matching and issued pair of mid war embroided shoulder titles to the Parachute Regiment

This is a neat example of a nice matching pair of embroided shoulder titles of the Parachute Regiment. It has the the well known glue backing and has a dark blue on light blue lettering, Produced during the 1942/1944 period. A nice set of shoulder titles in a removed from uniform condition. read more

Code: 51636

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A nice plastic i.e bakelite made Reconnassiance Corps cap badge

A nice plastic i.e bakelite made Reconnassiance Corps cap badge

This is a neat examle of a nice plastic made standard issued all ranks Reconnassiance Corps cap badge. The Reconnaissance Corps, or simply Recce Corps, was a corps of the British Army, formed during the Second World War whose units provided the mobile spearhead of infantry divisions. It was formed from infantry brigade reconnaissance groups on 14 January 1941. All the brigade reconnaissance gro... read more

Code: 51635

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A neat set of nicely used and issued printed Airborne 'Pegasus' Division shoulder formation signs

A neat set of nicely used and issued printed Airborne 'Pegasus' Division shoulder formation signs

They don't come better as this nicely issued pair of matching printed Pegasus Airborne Division formation signs. First introduced in 1942 and designed by Major E.Seago based on the Greek saga of the winged horse Pegasus and his rider Bellerophon. This matching set is in a good and issued condition. read more

Code: 51634

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