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Genuine Ww2 Era Polish Army Cap Eagle Badge Poland Polska Monte Cassino Battle 5
This badge was brought-back to New Zealand as a souvenir from The Battle For Monte Cassino in WW2 by a Kiwi ANZAC. The New Zealand Troops had fought alongside the Polish troops to defeat the German Paratroopers holding Monte Casino. After the battle the Kiwi troops exchanged badges with their Polish allies and celebrated their victory over the Fallschirmjäger. The Battle of Monte Cassino (also known as the Battle for Rome and the Battle for Cassino) was a costly series of four assaults by the Allies against the Winter Line in Italy held by Axis forces during the Italian Campaign of World War II. The intention was a breakthrough to Rome.
Fears escalated along with casualties and in spite of a lack of clear evidence, it was marked for destruction. On 15 February American bombers dropped 1,400 tons of high explosives, creating widespread damage.  The raid failed to achieve its objective, as German paratroopers then occupied the rubble and established excellent defensive positions amid the ruins. Between 17 January and 18 May, Monte Cassino and the Gustav defences were assaulted four times by Allied troops. On 16 May, soldiers from the Polish II Corps launched one of the final assaults on the German defensive position as part of a twenty-division assault along a twenty-mile front. On 18 May, a Polish flag followed by the British Union Jack were raised over the ruins. Following this Allied victory, the German Senger Line collapsed on 25 May. The German defenders were finally driven from their positions, but at a high cost. The capture of Monte Cassino resulted in 55,000 Allied casualties, with German losses being far fewer, estimated at around 20,000 killed and wounded. ONLY ONE (1) badge is offered in this listing. Shown in image # 1 (and the few others that follow) showing various vies of THE SAME badge. The reference material is NOT included (but you could likely "print" it for FREE). We will happily COMBINE these....... Any questions please message me. A GST receipt will be issued & included IF you ASK for one? Add a map to your own listings. The item "Genuine WW2 era POLISH Army Cap Eagle Badge Poland POLSKA Monte Cassino Battle 5" is in sale since Monday, July 26, 2021. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\WW II (1939-45)\Original Period Items\Poland". The seller is "phillip_in_new_zealand" and is located in Auckland (aprox. 12,000 "clicks" from USA).
This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Modified Item: Yes
- Country/Region of Manufacture: Unknown
- Theme: Militaria
- Original/Reproduction: Original
- Conflict: WW II (1939-45)
- Modification Description: SAND-CAST near the front lines from melted-down Gunshell Brass