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croatian 4 Mountain Regiment beret badge

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    a fine dug example of a zinc beret badge for the 4 Mountain Regiment. Alloy badges exist too.

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    Regards

    Matt

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    Not just any badge. A 4th Ustasa mountain badge. Some of these men fought on well into 1947 launching attacks from Hungary and Italy. Some lived in the mountains in well hidden underground houses and were fed by the local population.

    This also occured with Chetniks in Bosnia and Serbia. All fighting the Communists for their national goals.

    In 1945 when the war was over any caputured Ustasa than joined before 1943 were executed and dumped in mass graves in Slovenia. This also happened to Croatian Army (Domobran). This is known as the Bleiburg massacre.

    But those who joined after 43 were drafted. Tito gave them a "chance" if they survived the death march they could join the partisans and be "re-educated".

    Tito's devious plan was this: Captured Croatian Ustasa were used to fight renegade Serb Chetniks in Serbia from 1945-47.
    Captured Serb Chetniks were used to fight renegade Croats (such as the Ustasa 4th Mountain) in Croatia from 1945-47.

    In 1947 Tito finally had the Partisans reorganized into the "Yugoslav Communist Army" and then threw the whole weight of them against the holdouts and 47 was the last year of combat in Yugoslavia.

    His use of Croats against Serbs and Serbs against Croats was the basis of the 1991 wars.

    AND THAT is the entire history of the significance of YOUR BADGE.

    Very Cool

    -Martin

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    cool badge and cool history to it to

    tom

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