Original WWII German (Kriegsmarine) HIGH SEAS FLEET WAR BADGE. (Flotten-Kriegsabzeichen) Brought Home By A U.S. Veteran Certified
Original WWII German (Kriegsmarine) HIGH SEAS FLEET WAR BADGE. (Flotten-Kriegsabzeichen) Brought Home By A U.S. Veteran Certified. The High Seas Fleet War Badge was instituted by Oberbefehlshaber der Kriegsmarine und Großadmiral, (Commander in Chief of the Navy and Grand Admiral), Erich Raeder on April 30TH 1941 to recognize the actions of personnel serving on German battleships and cruisers in the battle against England. Bestowal criteria varied with the main qualification being twelve weeks of active service on a battleship or cruiser. Die struck, solid backed, nicely convexed, alloy construction badge with gilt and burnished silver finishes. The badge features a vertically oval oak-leaf wreath with a national eagle with out-stretched wings superimposed to the top center, encompassing a nicely detailed, cut-out, “face on”, likeness of the battleship Bismarck cutting through waves. The solid reverse of the badge is slightly concaved. The reverse has a solid, soldered hinge, a broad vertical pin and a heavy soldered catch all intact. The reverse is well marked with the embossed designer and manufacturers names, “Fec. Adolf Bock”, and “Ausf. Schwerin-Berlin”. Excellent CONDITION! Nice period used Navy badge captured by a U.S. Veteran and brought home as a war trophy. Nice used example showing the expected age and wear. 100% Guaranteed to be authentic Brought home by a solider as a trophy of war. A very desirable and outstanding example. Don’t miss this one! Complete museum documentation (COA) Provided. Certified by The Gettysburg Museum of History. The Gettysburg Museum of History does not support or condone Adolf Hitler or the Nazi Party and is only offering this as a historic relic. 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. Don’t miss it! OUTSTANDING EXAMPLE!