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    Original WWII Bronze German War Merit Medal 2nd Class With Ribbon Certified By The Gettysburg Museum Of History

    $49.00
    The War Merit Medal was an extension of the War Merit Cross series of awards and was introduced on August 19TH 1940 for award to German nationals and foreign civilians who provided exceptional service to the war effort. Of Note: With the August 19TH 1940 expansion of the War Merit Cross series a Knight’s Cross of the War Merit Cross was also introduced for award to personnel who had provided a substantial contribution to the war effort. Die struck bronze alloy award with an embossed likeness of the War Merit Cross without swords to the obverse, in the form of a Maltese style cross with a circular centerpiece with an embossed, canted, swastika, encircled by a nicely detailed oak-leaf wreath. The arms of the cross have a slightly pebbled field while the background of the award is smooth with a fine raised lip to the outside edge. The reverse of the award has embossed Gothic script, "Für Kriegs-verdienst 1939", (For War Merit 1939), on a smooth background field. Complete with a piece of original ribbon. Gettysburg Museum Certified (COA) provided. Rare 100% Guaranteed to be authentic pre-1945. Offering is for 1 (one) war service medal with  ribbon.  Very limited.  Sold for historic purposes only. See our other pieces on our web site.  Also note when browsing our web site there are several pages of items, at the bottom of the list look for other page numbers.

  • Original WWII German Infantry Assault Badge In Silver Maker Marked WH Brought Home By A U.S. Veteran Certified

    SOLD Original WWII German Infantry Assault Badge In Silver Maker Marked WH Brought Home By A U.S. Veteran Certified. The Infantry Assault Badge in silver was introduced on December 20TH 1939 by Generaloberst Walther von Brauchitsch, for award to Officers, and EM/NCO's of non-motorized, Infantry and Mountain Infantry units. Criteria for the award varied. Die struck, solid backed, zinc construction badge with a silver washed finish features an embossed, vertically oval, oak-leaf wreath with a Wehrmacht style eagle with down-swept wings, clutching a canted swastika in its talons, superimposed to the top center, encompassing a cut-out, bolt action, rifle with a fixed bayonet and a sling. The solid reverse has a crimped, soldered hinge, a thin, round, vertical, pin and a soldered catch (on an oval base plate all intact. Maker marked "W H" Wilhelm Hobacher. Good condition some slight loss to the silver finish. 100% guaranteed to be authentic complete museum documentation (COA) provided. 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.

  • Original WWII Bronze German War Merit Medal 2nd Class With Ribbon Certified By The Gettysburg Museum Of History

    OUT OF STOCK The War Merit Medal was an extension of the War Merit Cross series of awards and was introduced on August 19TH 1940 for award to German nationals and foreign civilians who provided exceptional service to the war effort. Of Note: With the August 19TH 1940 expansion of the War Merit Cross series a Knight’s Cross of the War Merit Cross was also introduced for award to personnel who had provided a substantial contribution to the war effort. Die struck bronze alloy award with an embossed likeness of the War Merit Cross without swords to the obverse, in the form of a Maltese style cross with a circular centerpiece with an embossed, canted, swastika, encircled by a nicely detailed oak-leaf wreath. The arms of the cross have a slightly pebbled field while the background of the award is smooth with a fine raised lip to the outside edge. The reverse of the award has embossed Gothic script, "Für Kriegs-verdienst 1939", (For War Merit 1939), on a smooth background field. Complete with a piece of original ribbon.We have several in stock and will pick the best one for you. All are in excellent condition. Gettysburg Museum Certified (COA) provided. Rare 100% Guaranteed to be authentic pre-1945. Offering is for 1 (one) war service medal with  ribbon.  Very limited.  Sold for historic purposes only. See our other pieces on our web site.  Also note when browsing our web site there are several pages of items, at the bottom of the list look for other page numbers.

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    Original WWII Era German Hitler Youth Marksman Badge Brought Home By A U.S. Veteran Certified

    $85.00
    Original WWII Era German Hitler Youth Marksman Badge Brought Home By A U.S. Veteran Certified. Roughly 27mm diameter, slightly convexed, two piece, die stuck alloy construction badge with a multi-colored enamel and nickel/silver plated finish. Badge features a recessed nickel/silver plated concentric "target" rings on a black enamel background field with a separate, raised, HJ diamond superimposed over crossed rifles affixed riveted to the center. The HJ diamond features semi-translucent red enamel field to top and bottom quarters and white enamel fields to the side quarters, with a central black canted enamel swastika. Reverse of the badge's maker mark is covered by an off-center pin placement.  Badge is complete with its original combined pin and catch assembly intact to reverse.  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.

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    Original WWII Bronze German War Merit Cross 2nd Class With Ribbon Certified By The Gettysburg Museum Of History

    $59.95
    The War Merit Cross (Bronze) was instituted on October 18TH 1939, in two classes with both classes issued, with and without swords, for award to military personnel and civilians, including females and foreigners, for exemplary service and/or bravery in Germany’s war effort. Die struck bronze alloy service award with a bronze wash is in the form of a Maltese style cross with a circular centerpiece with an embossed, canted, swastika encircled by a nicely detailed oak-leaf wreath to the obverse. The reverse centerpiece has the embossed date,"1939", which is also encompassed by a nicely detailed oak-leaf wreath. The background field of both the obverse and reverse centerpieces is smooth while the arms of the cross have a pebbled background field with raised, smooth, outer edges. The medal loop and ribbon suspension ring are both intact. The award comes complete with a piece of original ribbed rayon ribbon. We have several in stock and will pick the best one for you. All are in excellent condition. Gettysburg Museum Certified (COA) provided. Rare 100% Guaranteed to be authentic pre-1945. Offering is for 1 (one) war service cross with long ribbon.  Very limited.  Sold for historic purposes only. See our other pieces on our web site.  Also note when browsing our web site there are several pages of items, at the bottom of the list look for other page numbers.