"The Lion Head Kukri" goes back to the Pre-WW2 period, possibly all the way back to the 1930´s and the Indian Army Officers Corps, in majority British Officers Meer
World War II. Italian soldier residence permit, 1944. Identification card of an Italian soldier belonging to the 96th battalion, joint to the 8th Allied Army. Identification card issued by the 8th Allied Army with to an Italian paratrooper behind enemy lines.
Issued to Italian veteran soldier back from captivity. Bilingual card signed by the battalion commander. The identification document issued by the 1st Squad Command was valid from 1 April 1945 to 30 April 1945. Meer