Bracelet: World War II Souvenir (Italy)

Description:

Aluminum bracelet formed as 1 large and six small oval plaques joined by flattened links. Large plaque with engraved images of eagles framing a view of the bay of Naples, inscribed "NAPLES". Other links with engraved views of various locations in Italy and one with a view of a camel and a palm tree labeled "AFRICA". One link with date 1944.

Creator(s): Unknown
Location(s): Italy
Creation Date: 1944  
Partner(s):
UNT Libraries Rare Book and Texana Collections
Collection(s):
World War Two Collection
Usage:
Total Uses: 1,117
Past 30 days: 20
Yesterday: 3
Creator:
Unknown
Date(s):
  • Creation: 1944
  • Digitized: June 13, 2007
Coverage:
Place
Italy
Date
1944  
From 1939 to 1945
Description:

Aluminum bracelet formed as 1 large and six small oval plaques joined by flattened links. Large plaque with engraved images of eagles framing a view of the bay of Naples, inscribed "NAPLES". Other links with engraved views of various locations in Italy and one with a view of a camel and a palm tree labeled "AFRICA". One link with date 1944.

Note:

Example of a World War II souvenir, this type of bracelet was often made of scraps of shells, downed aircraft, etc. This example is from aluminum, and may have been part of a shot-down airplane.
Gift: Ed Micak, April 2007.

Physical Description:

1 bracelet : aluminum ; 70 mm. diam.

Language(s):
Subject(s):
Contributor(s):
  • Donor : Micak, Ed. Ed Micak, World War II veteran, who served in Italy.
Partner:
UNT Libraries Rare Book and Texana Collections
Collection:
World War Two Collection
Identifier:
  • OCLC: 122377835 |
  • CALL-NO: NK7422.3.I83 W37 1944
  • UNTCAT: b3177967 |
  • ARK: ark:/67531/metadc2167
Resource Type: Physical Object
Format: Image
Rights:
Access: Public