Archive for the Non-medals Category

1939 Verwundetenabzeichen in Gold

Posted in War & Wound Badges with tags , on February 2, 2014 by The Dude

Flag_of_the_NSDAP_(1920–1945).svgThis is the 1939 Wound Badge in Gold. The manufacturer is L/57 which is Karl Hensler of Pforzheim. The badge comes with its original LDO case of issue.

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Ärmelschild Demjansk #3

Posted in Spanges, Campaign Shields & Cuff Titles with tags , , , , on November 10, 2013 by The Dude

Flag_of_the_NSDAP_(1920–1945).svgOkay, after three attempts I finally have an original of this shield. Awarded to those who participated in the actions around and in the Demjansk Pocket in 1942.

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Hitler Youth Ornament

Posted in Medallions & Badges with tags , , on October 30, 2013 by The Dude

Flag_of_the_NSDAP_(1920–1945).svgI have to admit that I have no idea what this is. It could be part of something, an ornament of some kind, who knows. The transfer illustration of three HJ buglers caught my eye however so here it is. If you have a clue, ping me.

rsz_hjornament rsz_hjornament2Update: Ha, I knew I’d work this out. I was on the eBay and I saw this cigarette card from 1934, for the Martin Brinkmann brand. So at first I thought this appears to be a cigarette card that has been repurposed for this ornament.

Update Update: But then I realised the image on the cigarette card is actually subtly different to the one on the ornament. So it appears both manufacturers used existing art assets for these items. Beggared if I know.brinkmann

Medium DSVB Tyroler Shooting Award Wehrmann 1942

Posted in Medallions & Badges with tags , , on October 15, 2013 by The Dude

Flag_of_the_NSDAP_(1920–1945).svgThis is the medium version (1 inch diameter) of the Tiroler Landesschiessen award badge from the Deutscher Standschützenverband. This one is dated 1942 and marked Wehrmann (Recruit). The manufacturer is “C.Poellath Schrobenhausen“.

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Small DSVB Membership Badge #7

Posted in Medallions & Badges with tags , , on October 15, 2013 by The Dude

Flag_of_the_NSDAP_(1920–1945).svgThis is the seventh of my small Tyroler DSVB badges. On the front is “Stands Shützenverband Tyrol Voralberg 1940“. This is for the shooting association of Tyrol for 1940. I think this is a participation badge rather than an award because it doesn’t provide a weapons class like the others I have.

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Small DSVB Membership Badge #6

Posted in Medallions & Badges with tags , , on October 15, 2013 by The Dude

Flag_of_the_NSDAP_(1920–1945).svgThis is the sixth of my small Tyroler DSVB badges. On the front is “Stands Shützenverband Tyrol Voralberg 1942“. This is for the shooting association of Tyrol for 1942. I think this is a participation badge rather than an award because it doesn’t provide a weapons class like the others I have.

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German Infanterie Sturmabzeichen

Posted in War & Wound Badges with tags , , on September 17, 2013 by The Dude

Flag_of_the_NSDAP_(1920–1945).svgThe Infantry Assault Badge (German: Infanterie Sturmabzeichen) was a German war badge awarded to Waffen SS and Wehrmacht Heer soldiers during World War II. This decoration was instituted on December 20, 1939 by the Oberstbefehlshaber des Heeres, Generalfeldmarschall von Brauchitsch. It could be awarded to members of non-motorized Infantry units and units of the Gebirgsjäger that had participated in Infantry assaults, with light Infantry weapons, on at least three days of battle in the front line as from January 1, 1940. When a counter offensive led to fighting at short distance, it could also apply. Award of the Infanterie Sturmabzeichen was authorized at regimental command level or above. The first two awards were given to an officer and an enlisted soldier on a special occasion on May 28, 1940, by von Brauchitsch himself.

This example is marked “W”.
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