Original WWII German WEST WALL MEDAL AND ENVELOPE Certified
Original WWII German WEST WALL MEDAL AND ENVELOPE Certified. The West Wall Medal was instituted by Adolf Hitler on August 2ND 1939 to recognize military personnel, including civilian employees, who assisted in the planning, construction or defence of German fortifications on the western border. Die struck, bronze alloy construction medal with a bronze wash is in the form of a vertical oval with an embossed, oak-leaf wreath edging encompassing a smooth field with an embossed national eagle with out-stretched wings, clutching a wreathed, canted swastika in its talons, positioned above a crossed spade and sword which are in turn positioned above a pillbox to the obverse. The reverse also has the embossed, oak-leaf wreath edging which encompasses embossed, Latin script, “Für Arbeit zum Schutze Deutschlands”, (For Work on the Defenses of Germany), on a smooth background field. The medal loop and the ribbon suspension ring are both intact but the ribbon is absent. The medal has no visible manufacturer’s markings. Comes complete with a light weight, natural tan cardstock, issue envelope with black printed Gothic script in three lines to the obverse, “Deutsches Schutzwall-Ehrenzeichen”, (German Defense Wall Honor Award). Top edge of the envelope has a fold over, triangular flap which inserts into a horizontal slash on the envelops reverse for secure closure. Reverse of envelope has black printed Gothic scripted manufacturer’s name and location. Comes with it’s original yellow and white cloth ribbon. Some wear to the envelope, medal good condition. Excellent condition with some wear and storage age 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.