In June 1944 Betty White was a young girl living at Gosport on the south coast of England. As British and other Allied troops passed by on their way to Normandy, she collected badges from them as souvenirs. The badges – nearly 100 of them – were later sewn onto her coat. This is an amazing artefact that shows how many troops passed through the Gosport area at the time of D-Day.
Part of a series of videos presented by staff of the D-Day Museum, Portsmouth. Find out more about the museum’s collection of artefacts connected with D-Day and the Battle of Normandy, and also about our plans for the future of the museum.