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Old 11-11-17, 03:46 PM
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Default Jewish Brigade.

I recently acquired this title and sign relating to the Jewish Brigade Group. All of these pieces had come from a scrapbook belonging to the mother of 4 or 5 sons who had served in the U.S. military during WW2. The family was active in war bond drives, as well as Jewish causes worldwide during the war

The formation signs were sent home to Mrs Krauss from Italy in 1945 as can be seen. The construction of the Star of David is done in bullion wire which is somewhat unique when compared to other examples I have seen. There is a loop to the reverse so it can hung from the should strap. The JBG title is similar to examples seen before.

The documents are what in my opinion make this group very interesting I will let everyone read the content rather than trying to explain. The fake $1 bill as can be seen when opened is a French language anti Jewish diatribe on the financing of the war.

I am fairly sure that none of the Krauss son's seen service with the JBG and the signs were picked up along the way.

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Interesting stuff.
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An excellent collection - the shoulder title is particularly desirable. Mike
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Very nice Jack. I particularly like the bullion Star of David. Here is a set I have in my collection.
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Thanks for the comments Leigh, Mike and Garth.

Garth the armband is interesting. By who and or how was this worn & used?

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Jack,
I think it is for a WO or RSM worn much like the British Army does.
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It is presumably post 1948??

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A wonderful collection and archive of the history of Palestine and the Jewish forces.
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Thank you Jerry, and best of luck on your re-location.
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Thank you Jerry, and best of luck on your re-location.
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Thanks Jack.

Hopefully I can find some similar items whilst I am there, also some para helms etc...
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Some wonderful items , I just wish people would not use ordinary staples on cloth items and medal ribbons. I dont know if you can still get them but I use copper staples when needed as they dont leave rusty marks.

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Some wonderful items , I just wish people would not use ordinary staples on cloth items and medal ribbons. I dont know if you can still get them but I use copper staples when needed as they dont leave rusty marks.

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Hello Peter, yes I agree regarding staples. The scrapbook these were taken from was assembled during the war. Not much thought given to future condition of these items. While I will not attempt to correct these, a soaking in Oxyclean and cold water for 24 hours will remove most stains like this.
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