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    Original WW2 British Army Officer's Leather Sam Browne Belt - Mantell

    Original WW2 British Army Officer's Leather Sam Browne Belt - Mantell

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    About this item

    An original British Army officer's leather Sam Browne waist belt and matching cross strap which belonged to Captain John Campbell Mantell M.B.E. who served with the 2nd Battalion of the Royal Warwickshire Regiment during the Second World War and in Palestine.

    J. C. Mantell was an officer with the Royal Warwickshire Regiment and is listed in the October 1944 Gazette as and again in August 1945. In late 1944 or early 1945 he saved a number of men in his section whilst on a training exercise in Wales when a hand grenade landed in the trench he was standing in. He picked it up and got it clear of the trench and his men but wounded his hand in the process which meant he spent some months recovering. He went on to serve in Palestine where the regiment was involved in internal security operations during the Jewish Insurgency. 

    The belt is in good condition as can be seen in the pictures. The leather is in nice condition and all the brass parts are present and in good order. 

    A good example of this pattern of belt.   

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    Additional Information

    Code

    54167 (MZ-40872)

    Period

    WW2

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