Belt Buckle and Button
Glencoe Folk Museum

These ordinary-looking objects are actually very special on account of once belonging to Sandy MacDonald, one of three men who made a daring and dangerous escape from German-occupied France in 1940.   

The men took a great risk to avoid being taken to a prisoner of war camp. They survived the journey across France and over the Pyrénées mountains into Spain, often foraging for food or hunting rabbits.  

The British Army belt buckle bears the motto of the United Kingdom, ‘Dieu et mon droit’ – meaning God and my right.  

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