1930s Badge for French Cruiser Pluton/Insigne Pour Le Contre-Torpilleur Pluton par A. Bertrand
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1930s Badge for French Cruiser Pluton/Insigne Pour Le Contre-Torpilleur Pluton par A. Bertrand

Code: omfr10005pl

$135.00




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ARTIFACT: This is a 1930s badge for the French cruiser "Pluton" by Arthus Bertrand. Launched in 1929 as a mine-laying cruiser, Pluton later functioned as a training ship before reverting back to her primary role. At the start of World War II she was ordered to lay mines at Casablanca. When the order was reversed on September 13, 1939, Pluton started dismantling the mines and the boat and almost 200 people were lost in a horrific explosion. The badge shows a great enameled profile of Pluto. Voici un insigne circa 1930s pour le contre-torpilleur Pluton faite par Arthus Bertrand. Lancé en 1929 comme un croiseur de pose de mines, Pluton tard a fonctionné comme un navire d'entraînement avant de revenir à son rôle principal. Au début de la Seconde Guerre mondiale, elle a été condamnée à poser des mines à Casablanca. Lorsque l'ordre était inversé le 13 Septembre 1939, Pluton a commencé le démontage des mines et le bateau et près de 200 personnes ont été perdus dans une horrible explosion. Le badge présente un profil très émaillé de Pluton.

VINTAGE: Circa 1930s.

SIZE: Approximately 1-1/8" in height and 15/16" in width.

MATERIALS / CONSTRUCTION: Gold-plated brass, enamel.

ATTACHMENT: Vertical safety-style pin with saddle.

MARKINGS: ARTHUS BERTRAND PARIS DEPOSE; ARTHUS BERTRAND PARIS 46 RUE DE RENNES and small mark on saddle.

ITEM NOTES: This is from a French militaria collection which we will be listing more of over the next few months. ebay MBX06 LACEX1/12

CONDITION: 8+ (Excellent): The badge is in excellent condition.

GUARANTEE: As with all my artifacts, this piece is guaranteed to be original, as described.