Original German NSDAP (NAZI PARTY) DRL Sports Badge FOR WAR DISABLED BY WERNSTEIN Certified By The Gettysburg Museum Of History


Original German DRL Sports Badge For War Wounded By Wernstein  Worn by SS, SA, and all branches, Certified By The Gettysburg Museum Of History. Originally introduced in 1913 as the DRA badge, this was modified in 1933 to the DRL badge and again in 1937 with the addition of the swastika. The award was intended as an incentive for physical training, and was issued to both males and females between 18 and 32 years old who met the required criteria for an eight year period, or those between the ages of 32 to 40 who met the criteria over a twelve month period. 1937 pattern, die struck bronze award. This is the special war wounded edition with bronze and silver middle. The badge is in the form of a vertical oval oak leaf wreath, and bow to its base, encompassing the stylized, cut-out letters, “DRL.” in silver making this the special war wounded edition., To the reverse is a vertical pin-back device, hinged to its top and with a catch to its base. Embossed to the left of the reverse is “D.R.G.M. 35269″  or, German National Registered-design [Patent] 35269), and ” Wernstein  Jenna” is to the right.   Good condition   with some storage age and expected issues.   100% Guaranteed to be authentic Complete museum documentation (COA) Provided. Certified by The Gettysburg Museum of   History.   Please see our other items.    Also note when browsing our web site there are several pages of items, at the bottom of the list look for other page numbers. OUTSTANDING example! A VERY RARE WAR WOUNDED VERSION!