Jamie Cross Collectables 
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    Unofficial Awards, Medals and
    Unit Badges

    (CS360) A nice Tradition Cap Badge for the 215th Infantry Division that shows a pill box with an upturned sword, and the date 1939 and the wording West Wall. Worn on the cap, the badge was a tradition badge and as such, is nice to find, with not many surviving the earlier stages of the war.
    GBP 125.00 (UK Pounds)

    (G1492) An Olympic Games style sew on Cap Badge. Often used as a unit emblem, with one of the most popular being a German U-boat. The badge is un-marked to the reverse. In very good condition

    GBP 30.00 (UK Pounds)

    (N671) An unusual German 1938 Battalion Medal given as a commemorative, it shows a soldier and a worker shaking hands with around the edge, Westbau 1938 then Julius Berger then TIEFBAU.A.G.BERLIN with a couple of swastikas between the lettering. To the reverse, there is the wording LIMES ABSCHNITT KARLSRUHE. The medal is in very nice condition and is scarce to find. This was recently purchased from a German house clearing agent.

    GBP 75.00 (UK Pounds)

    (N684) A nice German 2nd Parachute Corps Tradition Cap Badge . A Rare award to find in mint condition with red, white and black enamel in the shape of a parachute. The badge is made in Italy and of pin back construction., made in October 1944 in the Bregonzi factory in Milan. It was commissioned by Field Marshall Kesselring when Commanding the 2nd Parachute Corps. About 200 of these were found during 1980's in a small box stored in the old and now closed Bregonzi factory, together with X Mas Flotilla shields and other military badges. There are pictures of Field Marshall Kesselring wearing this type of badge himself on the left side of his Luftwaffe field cap. This example is complete with its original paper manufacturers packet. Very rare to find especially in its packet.

    GBP 395.00 (UK Pounds)

    (N924) A nice zinc and enamelled badge probably a unit insignia for an Infantry Regiment of some description. The insignia consists of a red enamelled eagle with a red enamelled crown and a set of green oak leaves and the word Kitzbuhel to the base. On the reverse, it shows a mountain goat's head. This is mounted onto a triangular piece of black ribbon. Superb quality and condition.

    GBP 85.00 (UK Pounds)

    (N1206) A Austrian Tirol Ullr medal with its cord, Made from zinc and in good condition

    GBP 10.00 (UK Pounds)

    (P4) A rare example of a Court Mounted German/Austrian unofficial commemorative for the 1.GEN.KP.I.GEB.JAG.E.BTL.98 Medal which also shows and edelweiss and an iron cross to the front and to the reverse, the date 1943, the wording KRIEGSJAHR GARMISCH PARTENKCH and shows a shield over some mountains. The ribbon is dirty but complete. The backing cloth is a green material. I have not seen a court mounted one like this before. Very rare to find. GBP 425.00 (UK Pounds)

     

    BOOK ON "THE DESERT WAR THE CAMPAIGN IN NORTH AFRICA 1940-43 THEN AND NOW"
    Following Mussolini's declaration of war in June 1940, initially Italy faced only those British troops based in the Middle East but as the armed confrontation in the Western Desert of North Africa escalated, other nations were drawn in Germany, Australia, India, South Africa, New Zealand, France and finally the United States to wage the first major tank- versus-tank battles of the Second World War. First tracing the history of the very early beginnings of civilisation in North Africa, and on through the period of Italian colonisation, Jean Paul Pallud begins his account when the initial shots were fired at the 11th Hussars as they approached Italian outposts near Sidi Omar in Libya. It proved to be the opening move of a campaign which was to last for three years. When the Afrikakorps led by Rommel joined the battle in February 1941, the Germans soon gained the upper hand and recovered the whole of Cyrenaica, minus Tobruk, in the summer. The campaign then swung back and forth across the desert for another year until Rommel finally captured Tobruk in June 1942 and then moved eastwards into Egypt. With British fortunes at their lowest ebb, changes in command led to Montgomery launching his offensive at El Alamein the following November. This began the advance of the Eighth Army over a thousand miles to Tunisia, resulting in the final round-up of the German and Italian forces in May 1943. Jean Paul and his camera retraced the route just prior to the recent civil war in Libya and the uprising in Tunisia and Egypt in 2011, so he was fortunate to capture the locations before yet another war left its trail of death and destruction. Although the campaign in 1940-43 was dominated largely by armour, nevertheless the Allies lost over 250,000 men killed, wounded, missing and captured and the Axis 620,000. Those that never came home lie in cemeteries scattered across the barren landscape of a battlefield that has changed little in over 70 years To purchase your copy please click on the link (Picture) to the left

    Product Code: 22159 GBP 44.95.00 (UK Pounds)


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