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souvenir belt from Second World War

Date made: mid 20th century

Maker: unknown

Description: Green canvas belt with German wehrmacht buckle, decorated with various buttons (known sometimes as a 'hate belt'). The belt is apparently that of a Fallschirmjaeger (paratrooper) and the buttons represent British regiments, New Zealand and also a French Algerian or Morroccan regiment, as well as an Italian officer's rank star. Given the combination of buttons it may have originated in Italy.

A war Souvenir brought home by Gunner J.K.Vick, Royal artillery, a Manx serviceman from Kirk Michael.

See SA 2009-0011 an interview with his sister about his war service.

Materials: unknown

Object name: belt

Collection: Costume & Textiles Collection

ID Number: 2008-0228


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