Alan Jones (alan@SAWASDI.APANA.ORG.AU)
Mon, 11 Dec 1995 08:30:06 +0930
BW> Kevi Doyle reminds us that the swastika was in use by
BW> the Ntaive Americans before the Nazi party adopted it.
BW> In fact, it was the oficial insignia of the 45th.
BW> Infantry before the second world war (although the
BW> swastica was in the opposite direction to that which was
BW> adopted by the nazi regime). The 45th. adopted the current
BW> emblem of the Thunderbird in order to avoid confusion
BW> during the Second World War, and have maintained thet
BW> emblem since that time.
Well here is another one for you. The Scout Association used to used a swastica
shaped medal for their medal of Merit in Australia and England prior to World
War 2 (it was almost identical, except it was inverted).
I saw several of these awards in a museum recently, took me by suprise, I
thought we were looking at German War Medals!!
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