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Bronze Plaque Commemorating the Victory of Franco over the Reds (Item S-FAS 1-1)

DESCRIPTION: Here is a real piece of history that has to be one of the rarest and exciting items we have ever offered on Germania. This is an official plaque similar to the ones that line the walls in the entrance of the Alcázar, the ancient fortress that was the residence of the Spanish monarch after the Spanish under El Cid drove out the Moors. The Nationalists (the good guys) saw the Alcázar as a representation of the strength and natural dominance of Spain, while the republican militias (the bad guys) came to lay siege to Toledo and this fortress because they believed they were fighting against a restoration of the monarchy. Losing the Alcázar to the Republicans (reds) would have been a serious blow to the Nationalists’ vision and morale. On July 22, 1936, the reds (Republicans) controlled most of Toledo and sought the surrender of the Alcázar by artillery bombardment or starvation for the duration of the siege. The Nationalists engaged in passive defense only returning fire when an attack was imminent. The heroic commander Colonel Moscardó was called on the telephone by the chief of the workers’ militia (communist) on the morning of July 23 in Toledo and told him if the Alcázar were not surrendered within 10 minutes the colonel’s son, Luis, who fell into their hands, would be shot. Col. Moscardó asked to speak to his boy and his son asked what he should do. His father replied, “Then commend your soul to God, shout ‘Viva España,’ and die like a patriot,” to which the young man said, “That is quite simple; both I will do.” Col. Moscardó then told the commissar of the red worker’s militia that the Alcázar would not be surrendered and a few minutes later he received another call from the murderers stating that his son had been executed. After this there were many more assaults on the fortress, but the brave defenders held out. Then on August 22, an airplane sent by General Franco dropped a trunk of food into the Alcázar along with a message to the defenders that the Army of Africa was on its way to relieve the garrison. The reds made a final assault in the morning of September 27. The attack was soundly repulsed and shortly after the valiant nationalist forces swarmed down from the barges to mercifully end the siege happily killing many of the Republican enemy, while doing so. The horrors of war that they had inflicted were now inflicted upon them with a nationalist passion. We have reviewed this aspect of the Spanish Civil War to give you a feeling for the wording of this wonderful plaque, but we also refer you to the entrance of the fortress which is now a museum. Along the walls of the long passageway to the interior are plaques about that are about the size and dimension of ours running along the entire length of the walls. These are plaques commemorating the patriotism and bravery of Col. Moscardó and his son and the plaques were sent from many of the world’s nations including Germany, England, Ireland, Scotland, Finland, Norway, Canada, etc. It really is a sight to see! These plaques, including the one we offer here, are considered the national treasures of Spain. At least they were until the Spanish government lately became so liberal (pink!). So where this plaque originally hung is now up to speculation at best. Think about it! Now as to the plaque it has been; mounted into a frame which measures 25 x 20 inches (the plaque itself measures 17 x 12 1/2 inches) and is very nice looking with scruff motif that resembles a parchment document with flowing floral design. At the head of the document is the eagle of monarchist Spain with the Bourbon crown and the coat of arms. Around this on both sides are the words ‘Arriba España.’ Under this are the words that we loosely translate to the following: “The official section of the Headquarters of the Great General,” then “Correspondence today: ‘Today I gather and disarm the red army that has occupied the position now held by our Nationalist troops and we have accomplished our last military objectives.’ The war has ended, 1st of April 1939; the year of victory!” The Great General Franco.. The way we read it is that the plaque is composed of a historic statement made by Generalísimo Franco announcing victory over the communist enemy. It is true that Spain today after all that terrible struggle against the forces of evil has succumbed to it after all. Even the memory of the infamous ragtag bunch of communists gathered in the slums and ghettos of NY called the Abraham Lincoln Brigade are celebrated as heroes. Some have even received the Presidential Medal of Honor (dishonor!). They were comrades of the European communists who were bloody murderers. The Republicans killed at least 6,832 priests and nuns including 13 bishops. The priests were often burned alive and mutilated while the nuns were raped. Bishops were tortured and executed in front of all their parishioners. They destroyed every single church they came upon. The Republicans slaughtered 50,000 civilians and in spite of these facts the Catholic Church is still criticized for supporting the Nationalists. Hitler and Mussolini are assaulted by the liberal (pink) press throughout the liberal world for coming to the aid of the righteous Spanish folk against the filthy Stalinist thugs. “Moe Fishman, I sincerely hope you are walking the ‘hot coals!’” The plaque is without a doubt one of the most historically important relics that we have ever offered on Germania’s site. It’s a tribute to a heroic struggle against the most malevolent evil that ever plagued the earth, international communism.

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Spanish Blue Division Stickpin

Spanish Blue Division Stickpin

 

Spanish Blue Division Stickpin
The backside

Spanish Blue Division Stickpin

Spanish Blue Division Stickpin

Spanish Blue Division Stickpin
Men of the División Azul with their unit flag

Spanish Blue Division Stickpin
General Agustín Muñoz Grandes, leader of the Spanish Blue Division

Stickpin in Silver for the Spanish Falange Española (Spanish Blue Division) (Item S-FAS 1-2; PINS 8-22; LUFT 20-20)

DESCRIPTION: The greatest number of Spaniards who volunteered to fight on the Eastern Front during WWII were members of the Falange, the name assigned to several Spanish political movements and parties dating from the 1930s, and dovetailed with the Fascist movement in Italy. This was the semifascist regime under Generalissimo Francisco Franco. Because the soldiers could not use official Spanish army uniforms while serving with the Germans, they adopted a symbolic uniform comprising the red berets of the Carlists (a right-wing political movement and part of Franco’s coalition during the Spanish Civil War), khaki trousers used in the Spanish Legion, and the blue shirts of the Falangists–hence the nickname "Blue Division." This uniform was used only while on leave in Spain; in the field, soldiers wore the German Army (Wehrmacht Heer) field-grey uniform with a shield on the upper-right sleeve bearing the word "España" and the Spanish national colors. The main emblem and the most popular of their part, and to them, sacred, was the Falangist’s yoke and arrows. The emblem comes from the period of the “Catholic Monarchs” (In Spanish Los Reyes Católicos) and is the joint title used in history for Isabel I of Castilla, and Fernando II of Aragón. The yoke is an ancient symbol for Queen Isabella and the arrows are the symbol for King Ferdinand. The stickpin shows the Ferdinand arrows and the German-issue helmet symbolizing the solidarity of the Falangists and the volunteers with Germany in the valiant struggle against what they “rightfully envisioned” as Satanic Communism. This was the demonic manifestation of the devil himself that sought to overrun Europe. The movement nearly conquered Spain and would have surely succeeded had it not been for the intervention of Hitler’s German Condor Legion during the Spanish Civil War (July 1936-March 1939) and Mussolini’s Black Shirt legions between March 1923 and July 1943. They saved the Spanish nation and the Catholic Church from the clutches of Stalin and Lucifer “united!” The stickpin was worn on the off-duty clothing of active Blue Division soldiers and after the war, the veterans wore it proudly. In 1969, I saw Blue Division veterans wearing this stickpin in Madrid and also observed veterans wearing it when I visited the Alcázar of Toledo (a stone fortification located in the highest part of that city and a sacred place in Spanish history) where the Nationalist Colonel José Moscardó was under siege by Red devils in this military academy. Luis, his sixteen-year-old son, became a martyr of Spain on July 23, 1936. Col. Moscardó was informed that if he did not turn over the Alcázar in ten minutes, his son would die. Col. Moscardó asked to speak to his son. He then told him: “Commend your soul to God and die like a patriot shouting ‘long live Christ the King and long live Spain.’” “That,” his son said, “I can do.” Thus, this brave lad and his valiant father saved the garrison and all the people inside numbering 1,028 souls who surely would have been massacred by the beasts. The Nationalists numbered among them 520 women and 56 children. This bravery and patriotism were typical of the actions of the Nationalists in the conflict. They stood in heroic defiance of the Red hordes, who, by the way, included the filthy, depraved scum known as the Abraham Lincoln Brigade from the backstreets of New York’s Lower East Side. They were members of the ‘international brigades’; in other words, a distinct branch of the International Communist Conspiracy. So, maybe we have said too much about this particular stickpin, but I felt compelled to say something about what it represents since it, after all, symbolizes a valiant struggle against the forces of darkness. With heart and hand for Fatherland, Viva España!!! This may be the rarest insignia we have ever offered. We actually have four of them.

PRICE: $185.00

 

 

 

 

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