World War II: Battle of France, 13th/18th Royal Hussars, British Expeditionary Force Union Jack. Dated 1939 [carried in France, and brought home from Dunkirk, 1940].
Lot 271
World War II: Battle of France, 13th/18th Royal Hussars, British Expeditionary Force Union Jack.
Dated 1939 [carried in France, and brought home from Dunkirk, 1940].
Sold for US$ 3,500 inc. premium

Lot Details
World War II: Battle of France, 13th/18th Royal Hussars, British Expeditionary Force Union Jack.
Dated 1939 [carried in France, and brought home from Dunkirk, 1940]. A large Linen Union Jack, 860 x 1800 mm. The hoist stencilled, "1939 13th/18th RH," considerable damage to hoist and flag, with numerous holes and fly partially blown out.

A rare surviving British Flag from the British Expeditionary Forces's actions in France in 1939, resulting in the withdrawal of forces from Dunkirk. The 13th/18th Royal Hussars were sent to defend France in September 1940. They served as a reconnaissance unit attached to the 1st Armored Brigade, which was evacuated from Dunkirk in late May 1940. In January 1944 they were transferred to the 8th Armored Division, equipped with Sherman tanks, and assigned to the Normandy landing in June of 1944.
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