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Title Naval Division badge, East Africa
Nationality Italian
Period c 1939-45

This finely enamelled badge, on an 800-marked silver frame (also marked Napoli), is for the Naval Division of Eastern Africa, ie Abyssinia, and commemorates the 14th year of the Fascist era. It is a real art deco gem, the style reminiscent of the great sea liner posters of the era, with a battleship instead of a liner!

It is not clear whether this refers to a land-based naval division, rather in the manner of our own in WW1, or a ship-bound unit.

The condition is excellent, with a few minor age scratches to the enamel.

If you want to comment on this item—re quality, age, etc—please email me.

[Militaria : Badges : Italian : 20th Century]


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N L, UK, 29.06.2010

Order received today - many thanks for your swift and efficient service!

M F, UK, 30.03.2010