British & Commonwealth Military Badge Forum

Recent Books by Forum Members

   

Go Back   British & Commonwealth Military Badge Forum > Everything Else > Other Militaria

 Other Pages: Galleries, Links etc.
Glossary  Books by Forum Members     Canadian Pre 1914    CEF    CEF Badge Inscriptions   Canadian post 1920     Canadian post 1953     British Cavalry Badges     Makers' Marks    Pipers' Badges  Canadian Cloth Titles  Books  SEARCH
 
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 17-05-22, 05:02 PM
arrestingu arrestingu is online now
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: uk
Posts: 1,827
Default My small collection of the INTERNATIONAL BRIGADES Spain

....thought i would share, certainly a brave lot.
hope you find the bits interesting
cheers
Steve
Attached Images
File Type: jpg PXL_20220514_081613569~2.jpg (102.7 KB, 109 views)
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 17-05-22, 05:19 PM
Home Guard's Avatar
Home Guard Home Guard is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2019
Location: Tennessee
Posts: 1,828
Default

Very nice!!! Those have to be hard to come by.

Terry
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 18-05-22, 07:32 AM
dumdum's Avatar
dumdum dumdum is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Posts: 1,236
Default

Hi Steve

Nice to see a really comprehensive collection! I'll bet that there are a few more of them to collect but well done so far!
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 22-05-22, 05:13 PM
rsunday's Avatar
rsunday rsunday is offline
Member
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Poland
Posts: 80
Default

Hi,
was the Polish badge made in Spain or in Poland?
Cheers
Rafal


Quote:
Originally Posted by arrestingu View Post
....thought i would share, certainly a brave lot.
hope you find the bits interesting
cheers
Steve
__________________
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Always interested in Polish airborne and special forces insignia and related items.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 22-05-22, 07:48 PM
arrestingu arrestingu is online now
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: uk
Posts: 1,827
Default

Hi
Its the first issue, Polish made numbered version.
regards Steve
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 22-05-22, 08:55 PM
Artynut Artynut is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Ontario, Canada.
Posts: 803
Default

Hello Steve, Having toured some of the Spanish Civil War’s battle sites in the early 70’s and read numerous books on the subject, it had never occurred to me to collect any of the memorabilia associated with the event. So I was especially pleased to see your collection. Strangely, after marrying a lady from Madrid and settling here in Canada, our “Letter Carrier” (Postman) was an ex Mackenzie - Papineau Battalion member. He and I had many a chat and I’ll always remember his very caustic remarks about the treatment he received after his return to Canada. He was not a communist by any means but had been moved by an overpowering sense that a free democratically elected government and the people of Spain were being crushed by Franco and his Allies, Mussolini and Hitler. I cannot decipher which of the two “Sides” your mementos are attributed to but would invite you to read “The Mackenzie Battalion” by Victor Hoar (about the Canadians who fought on the Republican side). “Between the Bullet and the Lie” by Cecil Eby (the Americans on the Republican side) and “Britons in Spain” by William Rust. There are of course many other “Histories” of the Civil War and perhaps the most widely read is “The Spanish Civil War” by Hugh Thomas. Those four books may stir your interest or turn you off politics forever! Regards, D.J.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT. The time now is 09:05 PM.


Powered by: vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2022, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.