Original German Condor Legion 1ST PATTERN BLACK WOUND BADGE”, 1936-1939. (Verwundeten-Abzeichen, Schwarz für deutsche Freiwillige im spanischen Freiheitskampf 1936-1939) Certified. This is the version of the wound badge that was presented to the wounded German Volunteers of the Legion of condor – the German Forces that participated in the Spanish Civil War ( 1936- 1939) on the side of General Franco. The badge was based on the WW1 Wound badge of the Imperial Army, with the addition of the Swastika. It was presented regardless of the branch of the recipient (same badge for the Army (Wehrmacht), the Navy (Kriegsmarine ) and the Air Force (Luftwaffe). This version of the badge with solid reverse continued to be used until 1940 when it was replaced by the common WW2 Version. Die stamped, hollow backed, steel (magnetic) construction badge. The badge is in the form of a vertical oval, which is more circular then the 1939 pattern badge, with an embossed profile of a M16 pattern helmet with a canted swastika to the center superimposed over crossed swords on a pebbled base all encompassed by an oval laurel leaf wreath. The reverse of the badge is a mirror image of the obverse. The reverse has a crimped, soldered hinge, a thin round vertical pin and a soldered catch all intact. 100% guaranteed to be authentic complete museum documentation (COA) provided. One of the classic and very RARE Third Reich awards. Brought home by a U.S. Veteran as a trophy of war. Also note when browsing our web site there are several pages of items, at the bottom of the list look for other page numbers. VERY RARE!