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England Three Lions Patch

The rare Nazi badge displays a startling similarity to the Three Lions emblem worn by the England football team There would have only been 30 of the patches made and this one comes from a uniform which has since been destroyed. 1z0 047 Study Material Pdf on this page. Att Installera Diskmaskin. The Nazi unit who wore them, which is shrouded in mystery, is thought to have been formed in January 1944. Members had been recruited from a variety of sources and were formally accepted into the Waffen-SS when it was named the British Free Corps.

The Waffen-SS was the armed part of the Nazi Party's SS and fought throughout World War II alongside the regular army, the Wehrmacht. Those in the brigade were given German uniforms bearing the Union Flag shield and the badge bearing the famous three lions. The Nazis even appropriated the swastika symbol, called the Hakenkreuz (hooked cross), the name of which originates from the Sanskrit which means 'good to be'. Because of its associations with this period it is now rarely used and is outlawed in Germany however it is still widely used in modern-day India. The World War II patch goes under the hammer on June 25 at a Mullocks auction at Ludlow racecourse, Shropshire.

It is expected to fetch £1,000. Historical documents expert Richard Westwood-Brookes said it was the rarest item he had ever sold, adding: 'The unit these badges would be part of was apparently never larger than a platoon, and its final fate and operation is shrouded in total mystery. British men who had signed up for the British Free Corps in 1944. Tally 7.2 For Pc. The British flag can be seen on left arm of the soldier, centre 'Some claim that it never operated as a combat unit, and was only formed as a propaganda exercise. 'Others suggest that it was involved in the final conflict in Berlin and fought against the Russian advance. 'Today it seems unbelievable that British men would be part of Hitler's evil SS. 'But it must always be remembered that while not all Germans were Nazis, many British people were.'

The University of Salford's war studies expert Professor Eric Groves said most of the group that would have been recruited from prisoners of war. He said: 'Most of them were from prisoner of war camps but they did manage to a get a small number straight from this country. 'The three lions imagery was used because even back then it was seen as a symbol for England.

'People would have been recruited from lots of different countries, but there wasn't an amazing response from Britain, I must say. Adolf Hitler, pictured in 1933, at the start of his rise to power 'The Nazis went round these POW camps trying to create this group, or as it was called back then, a Legion of St George. 'These Brits would be offered freedom in return for fighting for the Germans. 'Those that took part would be very anti-communist so it would not be that they preferred Nazi over British ideologies - more that they were totally anti-Soviet. 'They wouldn't have necessarily have fought against British troops, but they would have been asked to take on the Russians.

'One or two of them would have been killed trying to protect Berlin though, but it is a very little-reported part of history.' The unusual badge is being auctioned together with an equally bizarre letter addressed to the late Olive Hudson, from Preston, Lancashire. Why she was writing to Hitler or came into possession of the badge remains a mystery. Both items were sold by a member of Mrs Hudson's family to the current owner, a collector who wants to remain anonymous. The typewritten letter was signed by Albert Bormann, brother of Hitler's Deputy Martin Bormann, and head of Hitler's private office. The document, dated October 26, 1936, is a reply to a note sent by Olive to the Nazi leader, seemingly requesting his autograph.

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