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Title Prussian Guard artillery collar patch, Somme battle find
Nationality German
Period 1907-16
Price £75.00

This gem is inscribed 'High Wood Aug. 1916' on the hessian backing of the reverse. No doubt a Thomas Atkins souvenir, picked up perhaps in an abandoned dug-out, or even removed from a corpse! High Wood was perhaps one of the best known locations in that eventful summer, with a fearsome reputation on both sides.

This has probably come off a greatcoat, one of a pair worn on either side of the collar. The condition is excellent for the age, just a little dusty and with the odd moth nip here and there.

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


[Militaria : Tunics : German : 20th Century]

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