Rare WWII RAF & SOE (Special Operations Executive) 17 Language Blood Chit, 2nd Style, First Type
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Rare WWII RAF & SOE (Special Operations Executive) 17 Language Blood Chit, 2nd Style, First Type

Code: empg20001soe-CON

$575.00




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ARTIFACT: Rare and beautiful WWII RAF & SOE (Special Operations Executive) used, 17 language Blood Chit for operations in the Pacific/Asia Theater. This example is a 2nd style, First Type. The top of the blood chit shows a British flag and to the viewer's right it reads: "Dear Friend, I am an allied fighter. I did not come here to do any harm to you who are my friends. I only want to do harm to the Japanese and chase them away from this country as quickly as possible. If you will assist me, my Government will sufficiently reward you when the Japanese are driven away." The other languages featured on the chit are French, Annamite, Malay, Jawi, Haka, Sumatra, Thai, Kachin, Tamil, W. Shan, Laizo, Karen, E. Shan and N. Thai, Burmese, Chinese, and Bengali.

VINTAGE: Circa WWII

SIZE: Approximately 11-7/8" x 20-3/8"

MATERIALS / CONSTRUCTION: Printed silk

ATTACHMENT: N/A

MARKINGS: None.

ITEM NOTES: This is from a RAF Blood Chit collection which we will be listing more of over the next few months. CON-EDK-25-16 LEGEX8/16

CONDITION: 8+ (Excellent): The chit shows minor to moderate wear, light fading, a small circular stain near top corner - viewer's right (see photo), overall excellent condition.

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