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A really good matching pair of printed patches. Although removed from their original uniform both patches are in great condition with colours remaining bright.
Picture Post Magazine dated 22-Jun-1940.
The Battle of France. Makes for interesting reading along with 'then & now' photographs that I had not seen before. Picture Post was Britain's answer to America's Life Magazine, full of period advertisements of the day.
Picture Post Magazine dated 15-Jun-1940.
A Plan Against Invasion. Makes for interesting reading along with 'then & now' photographs that I had not seen before. Picture Post was Britain's answer to America's Life Magazine, full of period advertisements of the day.
An amazing illustration on how to deal with German tanks - comical now but deadly serious at the time !
A great example of a Dunkirk medal with its original certificate. Awarded to William Mackie of the Kings Own Royal Regiment. - Certificate No. 29042.
This is worthy of further research as a Sergeant R D Mackie 3712929 is mentioned on the captured role of POWs at the Kings Own Royal Regiment Museum.
A good sized jerkin - label Jerkin Leather Size No 2. Height 5'7" to 5'10" Breast 37" to 43" Selincourt & Sons, Ltd 1943. The jacket has had a crude modification to the top of the back, either additional padding or possibly a field repair. Other than the later the jerkin is in really good condition. Ideal for display or reenactment.
In really good condition a nice pair of 1939 A. Kershaw & Son Bino Prism No 2 II military binoculars with leather strap and manufactured with 'reticle' (internal range scale) These come with a Pat 37 binocular case also dated 1939. Very rare to get such an early pair with matching dates. A small chip on the right eye cup.
This bag has obviously been 'heavily' field used, grubby with some stains. Physically the bag is in sound condition with all brass fittings in tact, some holes to the internal cotton divider. The underside of the flap is marked MECo 1940. Ideal for display or for the reenactor that want the authentic look.
A 37 pat ammo pouch dated 1940. These would typically be part of an officers or NCOs webbing set.
A copy of a .303 Hotchkiss Machine Gun manual produced by the War Office in 1939 along with a Hotchkiss Gunners proficiency badge. This was the standard machine gun of the French Army from 1914 until early 1940's. A proportion of British troops were trained on the Hotchkiss prior the to deployment of the British Expeditionary Force in 1939, hence this being one of the rarer proficiency badges of the time.
Rifle and Bayonet - produced by Nicholson & Watson. Consists of 63 paged, fully illustrated with 13 photographic plates and 21 line drawings. Published 1941. This was typically produced for the home guard.
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