By BRIAN KRAPF
Despite my many long years of collecting Churchilliana, I still find objects that I never before knew existed. This recently discovered hollow brass badge measures two inches long. The caption “Honneur Aux Allies” [Honour to Our Allies] is molded above the raised images of Winston Churchill, Franklin Roosevelt, Joseph Stalin, and Charles de Gaulle.
This badge would have been made to celebrate the 1944 liberation of either Belgium or France—possibly both. There is no previous record of this badge being produced or worn, and it was a recent find. Badges featuring the allied war leaders are scarce, so the discovery of this one is an exciting find!
Brian Krapf’s book We Want Winston!—A Treasury of Churchill Memorabilia is due to be published by Pen and Sword in 2021.