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Israel: Irgun/Etzel pin commem. 25th anniv.(?) of 'Diaspora Brigade', 1971(?); not maker-marked; size: 21 x 19mm; weight: 1.45g. Depicts Etzel's emblem on rectangular shaded backgr
Item code: 0132044

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Israel: Irgun/Etzel pin commem. 25th anniv.(?) of 'Diaspora Brigade', 1971(?); not maker-marked; size: 21 x 19mm; weight: 1.45g. Depicts Etzel's emblem on rectangular shaded background, w/motto "Rak Kach" ('Only Thus') below; leg. on scroll 'Diaspora 25 Brigade'. Irgun's cells in the Diaspora were est. in 1946 (until Jan. 1949) from volunteers (former soldiers, partisans, Holocaust survivors) who it trained for missions abroad, creating what was then called "the second front" (outside of Palestine); numbered as many as 2000 trained operatives, operating in 21 countries & carried out at least 11 major attacks.