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Veterans pin for Palestinian Jews who volunteered to serve in the British military in World War II, circa. 1954; not maker-marked; size: 18 x 20mm; weight: 2.45g. Depicts sword (ba
Item code: 0132101

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Veterans pin for Palestinian Jews who volunteered to serve in the British military in World War II, circa. 1954; not maker-marked; size: 18 x 20mm; weight: 2.45g. Depicts sword (base transformed into olive branch) breaking ring of barbed wire & chain enclosing a Star of David, set against [blue & white] stripes of the Israeli/pre-State flag. May date to 1954, when an official celebration of 10 years to the founding of the Jewish Brigade took place and a commemorative book with this emblem on the cover, incl. opening presentation by the Prime Minister (Moshe Sharett), was published. Approx. 32,000 Palestinian Jews served in the British forces during the war.