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Article about: This is part of a collection of militaria brought back by James D. Duncan, who served in Company A, 102nd Anti Tank Battalion, in Europe and Northern Africa. The lettering is in Italian, and

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    Default (identified) Italian pennant- "GIULIO CAESARE"

    This is part of a collection of militaria brought back by James D. Duncan, who served in Company A, 102nd Anti Tank Battalion, in Europe and Northern Africa.

    The lettering is in Italian, and the tricolor has faded but is still visible in the upper left corner. Aprilia seems to be a town or city that existed as one of Mussolini's factories near Rome.

    Have been told by a collector of Italian militaria that this is a "gagliardetto" (pennant) for the volunteer soldiers of the city of Aprilia. Used for parades, quoted between $350-450.00. (Just in case anyone finds anything similar!)

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    Thanks for looking!
    Last edited by JamesWatson; 08-22-2013 at 08:08 PM. Reason: identified

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    A top quality pennant , James , you can see a lot of work has gone into its manufacture .
    REGARDS AL

    We are the Pilgrims , master, we shall go
    Always a little further : it may be
    Beyond that last blue mountain barred with snow
    Across that angry or that glimmering sea...

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    Aprilia is a city founded by mussolini, this pennant was used by volunteers for africa campaign . Wonderful piece !

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    Aprilia was the Fascist community near Anzio. NH

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