H055381 FREIES ARABIEN VOLUNTEER'S SLEEVE SHIELD. (Landeschilde)

BACKGROUND: Created by Amin al-Husseini and Rashid Ali, and then adopted by Adolf Hitler in 1941. Based on a small force commanded by Hellmuth Felmy, mainly to assist the Pro Nazi revolt in Iraq.It then moved to Sounion in Greece and attracted as number of Arab and Muslim forces. In Operation Torch, the Allies took Tunisia which had been governed by Vichy France. After the death of its commander, thec force was withdrawn from the front and in |November 1943, the Legion served in Peloponneseas part of the 41st Infantry Division and participated in suppression of the Greek and anti fascist insurrection.

PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION: Machine woven, identifying sleeve shield. The words "FREIES ARABIEN" to the bottom. Rare German machine woven manufacture. Nice!!!

GRADE ****1/2                             PRICE $1,075.00

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