Devil's Brigade T-Shirts: W/ Embroidered V42 Stiletto + Patch

Devil's Brigade T-Shirts: W/ Embroidered V42 Stiletto + Patch


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Devil's Brigade T-Shirts: W/ Embroidered V42 Stiletto + Patch

Shop for a WW2 Devil’s Brigade Shirt: Embroidered With A Life-size V42 Stiletto Knife And Shoulder Patch Insignia To Commemorate 1st Special Forces Unit Of the Second World War.

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With this Military Apparel design, we are striving to best honour and honour this First Special Service Force of WWII, also known as The Devil's Brigade, with this screen-printed and embroidered t-shirt art. This t-shirt embroidery is truly commemorative in more ways than one as this was the first embroidered shirt in the collection of garments that features the combination of the 3-D effect with the screen printed in the design.

The embroidered stiletto on the front of the black shirt is the V-42 Fairbairn–Sykes commando knife designed by William E. Fairbairn and Eric A. Sykes. This Fighting Commando Knife, used a narrow-profile, double-edged stiletto blade made of high carbon steel with a skull crusher on the end of the handle. The V-42 weapon is the actual size as it appears on the t-shirt and the embroidery of the knife handle really accentuates the piece giving the tshirt art its life-like 3D appearance.


The surviving members of the Devil's Brigade were awarded the Congressional Gold Medal, for their bravery that helped to end World War II.

The spearhead shoulder insignia is embroidered on the left sleeve. Did you know that the unit was unofficially first known as the "Braves"? The spearhead insignia was chosen with that name in mind.


Quentin Tarantino's movie ‘Inglourious Basterds’ starring Brad Pitt was loosely based on the Devil’s Brigade. In fact when you see Brad Pitt addressing the troop, he is wearing the Arrow head on the left shoulder of his uniform.

The back of the shirt features facts about the Devil’s Brigade Special Forces unit. The branch of service insignia was the crossed arrows formerly worn by the U.S. Army Indian Scouts and reads:

1942 The 1st Special Service Force made up of volunteer American and Canadian soldiers combined collectively to form a special task force skilled for battle behind enemy lines.


1943 This unit was deployed to Italy and earned a reputation for being able to take impenetrable objectives when no one else could.
Much feared for their fighting prowess, the brigade's members would smear their faces with black boot polish for their night-time covert operations.

The moniker "The Black Devils" was adopted after the discovery of the personal diary of a German officer referring to "die schwarzen Teufeln (the Black Devils), are all around us every time we come into the line. We never hear them come.”

Each brigade members carried cards depicting the unit patch and a slogan written in German: Das dicke Ende kommt noch ("The worst is yet to come"). They were allegedly left on dead German soldiers or on destroyed vehicles or fortifications as a form of psychological warfare. Small units would often overwhelm German defenders without firing a shot, and then disappear into the night.

 

During the Anzio campaign, this Special Forces brigade fought for 99 days without relief.


The First Special Service Force was awarded a Congressional Gold Medal, in recognition of their World War II service.


With our past fundraising indicatives, people have enabled us to donate over 79 THOUSAND DOLLARS of which, 54 Thousand was used to successfully commemorate the lives lost by Canadian soldiers on the beaches of Normandy during World War II. Now the fund-raising goal is focused on providing professionally trained service dogs to the members of our First Responders along with the Women and Men of the Armed Forces who suffer from P.T.S.D. We invite you to please give generously to your local Service Dogs Organizations: e.g. National Service Dogs which will complement funds raised here.

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