Corporal Mick Youl of the Australian Sixth Infantry Brigade has a collection of military badges from all parts of the world which brings him many visitors at the Brigade's headquarters in Melbourne ...
MV Corporal Mick Youl at table joined by colleague.
CU Hands handle German badges etc.
CU Youl and friend look at badges.
CU PAN..German insignia.
MV PAN..U.S.Army badges.
CU German medal with Hitler's signature, turned over.
CU Date on medal.
CU PAN..Japanese medals.
MV Youl and friend look at display.
CU U.S. Air chevrons.
CU 'Indiana' (U.S.) insignia.
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Background: Corporal Mick Youl of the Australian Sixth Infantry Brigade has a collection of military badges from all parts of the world which brings him many visitors at the Brigade's headquarters in Melbourne ... The latest consignment, German badges, sent from the United States. Badges once worn by men of the Wermacht...
United States Army as well as Australian badges from the Second World War, all gathered over the last two years. A prize possession, however, this German medal, that bears the signature of Hitler in the lower right corner.
Japanese medals, commemorating the Sino-Japanese war ... Corporal Youl has more than twenty-five-hundred badges, insignias and medals, and hopes to add another thousand this year. He gets them by writing to overseas Ministers of Defence.
United States Air Patrol chevrons, and the insignia of an Indiana unit are among this unique collection.