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Germany 1939-1945. Fallschirmjager POW photograph
A glossy official photograph 10”x 8” (or 26cm x 20cm) of a long line of Third Reich mixed army-prisoner of war captives led from the front by a small group of Fallschirmjager personnel wearing a mixture of both plain and camouflage jump smocks. For publication the censor has pen red lined the horizon which would otherwise confirm the port location. To the reverse, two rubber stampings, “NOTE DELETION” and a single violet ink stamped oval cartouche with the following: "Passed for Publication as Censored” "SHAEF” ”Field Press Censor"

Code: 53469Price: 35.00 GBP


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Israel. Operation Jonathan - Entebbe Raid 1976 Medal
Medal commemorating the Entebbe Raid July 4, 1976. When Israeli Commandos rescued 100 hostages, mainly Israelis and Jews, held by Pro-Palestinian hijackers at Entebbe Airport in Uganda. At about 0100 local time, Ugandan soldiers and the hijackers were taken by surprise when three Hercules transport planes landed after a 2,500 mile trip from Israel. About 200 elite Israeli Commandos ran from the planes and stormed the airport building. During the 35 minute battle, twenty Ugandan soldiers, all seven hijackers, and three hostages were killed. The medal was given to the surviving hostages, those who took part in the raid, dignitaries etc.
In bronze, 59mm dia. Issued by the State of Israel Mint and numbered 37930.
In Nearly Extremely Fine condition

Code: 53438Price: 28.00 GBP


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The Royal Fusiliers (City of London) Headdress Badge
Royal Fusiliers headdress badge with slider
In very good condition

Code: 53442Price: 6.00 GBP


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The Gloucestershire Regiment Headdress Badge
Gloucestershire Regiment headdress badge with slider
In very good condition

Code: 53441Price: 6.00 GBP


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The Essex Regiment Headdress Badge
Essex Regiment headdress badge with slider
In very good condition

Code: 53440Price: 6.00 GBP


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The Prince Albert's (Somerset Light Infantry) Headdress Badge
Somerset Light Infantry headdress badge with slider
In very good condition

Code: 53439Price: 6.00 GBP


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Control Commission Germany Officers Uniform Insignia
A complete set of insignia removed from an, Alkit-tailored, dark blue service dress jacket. The set comprises: four large and ten small gilt, Gaunt-made buttons, two cloth embroidered CCG arm shields and two 'Officer' cloth titles indicating that the wearer has officer status. The original Alkit label with the owner's details “K.M. REIWDD” (possibly an officer with the initials KM who was with the Royal Engineers Inland Waterways and Docks Department).
After the defeat of Germany in 1945, a Control Commission was set up to support the Military Government, which was in place at that time. The Military Government was gradually phased out and the Control Commission took over the role of 'Local Government'. It was responsible for Public Safety, Health, Transport, Housing and Intelligence. The forward HQ was in Cumberland House, Berlin. Recruits had to be over 21 and were recruited from, Civil Servants the Foreign Office and demobbed Military Personnel

Code: 53434Price: 28.00 GBP


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9th Anti-Aircraft Division Royal Artillery Formation Sign
A cat on khaki cloth with its tail forming a number 9 and encircling a bomber aircraft, embroidered in black and red. Black paper backing.
The 9th Anti-Aircraft Division was one of five new divisions created on 1 November 1940 by Anti-Aircraft Command to control the expanding anti-aircraft (AA) defences of the United Kingdom. The 8th and the 9th AA Divisions were formed by splitting off parts of 5th AA Division. The 9th AA Division took over responsibility for South Wales, Gloucestershire, and Herefordshire. The divisional headquarters was at Cardiff and the General Officer Commanding was Major-General Douglas Paige, MC, who had been commander, Corps Royal Artillery, of XI Corps. The division formed part of I AA Corps, which was created at the same time to cover Southern England and Wales. The existing 45th AA Brigade continued to control the whole South Wales area and report to the 5th AA Division until the end of 1940 while the 9th AA Division and 61st AA Brigade Headquarters were being established. 61st AA Brigade finally assumed responsibility at the beginning of February 1941. Of the formations and units assigned to the new division, a number had served with the British Expeditionary Force in the Battle of France and had been reformed and re-equipped in the Severn Valley and West Wales after the Dunkirk evacuation. The others were mainly Territorial Army units formed locally just before the outbreak of war. The 9th AA Division was disbanded in October 1942.
Rare. In unworn condition

Code: 53433Price: 18.00 GBP


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Control Commission Germany Officer Titles
Two uniform shoulder titles of the Control Commission Germany. Civilian Mil Gov Officer machine embroidered in yellow thread on green wool cloth; Civilian Mil Gov Officer die stamped in brass with green enamel.
After the defeat of Germany in 1945, a Control Commission was set up to support the Military Government, which was in place at that time. The Military Government was gradually phased out and the Control Commission took over the role of 'Local Government'. It was responsible for Public Safety, Health, Transport, Housing and Intelligence. The forward HQ was in Cumberland House, Berlin. Recruits had to be over 21 and were recruited from, Civil Servants the Foreign Office and demobbed Military Personnel
(2)The second title with distortion and enamel loss

Code: 53432Price: 18.00 GBP


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Lusitania Medal 5 Mai 1915, British Propaganda Medal
Obverse Lusitania sinking with text KEINE BANN WARE. DER GROSSDAMPFER LUSITANIA DURCH EIN DEUTSHES TAUCHBOOT VERSENNT 5 MAI 1915. Reverse a skeleton selling tickets at a Cunard Lines booth with text GESCHWET VEER ALLES.
Note the correct spelling MAI. It is a common misconception that all Lusitania medals with the Mai spelling are original Goetz strikings. Indeed “Mai” is one of the indicators, but original Goetz medals also have umlauts and other design traits. See “Commemoration of Death, the medals of the Lusitania murders” by Greg Burns for further details of these fascinating medals. Iron Fe. Burns 2b4, 64gm, 55.3 dia.
About as struck in Nearly Extremely Fine condition

Code: 53436Price: 28.00 GBP

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