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Luftschutz Flugmeldedienst Enamelled Lapel Badge

Posted in Medallions & Badges with tags , , on April 28, 2013 by The Dude

Flag_of_the_NSDAP_(1920–1945).svgThis is an airraid protection “Flugmeldedienst aircraft spotters badge. It is numbered 105115 on the rear and is stamped ES for Erhardt & Söhne AG Schwäbisch-Gmünd.

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Luftschutz-Ehrenzeichen 2. Stufe

Posted in 1939-1945 Service Medals, Fakes & Replicas with tags , , on April 24, 2013 by The Dude

Flag_of_the_NSDAP_(1920–1945).svgThis is an Air Raid Wardens Medal 2nd Class. I don’t like this one and believe it is a reproduction. It’s just too clean to be 80 years old.

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Reichsluftschutzbund Lapel Pin

Posted in Medallions & Badges with tags , , on April 21, 2013 by The Dude

Flag_of_the_NSDAP_(1920–1945).svgThis is a Reichsluftschutzbund lapel pin made by H Aurich of Dresden.The RLB were the air defence corps of the Reich and manned the anti-aircraft batteries defending the cities of Germany. They were not deemed a criminal organzation after the war as they were technically a branch of the Luftwaffe.

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3-Piece Luftwaffe Gladiator Helmet

Posted in Headwear with tags , , , on April 19, 2013 by The Dude

Flag_of_the_NSDAP_(1920–1945).svgThis is a Luftwaffe Civilain Issue Fire Protection Helmet. It was used by the fire fighting and rescue personnel working in the cities as they were being attacked by the Allied heavy bomber offensive.

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