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WWII Nazi German Kriegsmarine High Seas Fleet War Badge By R.S. Flotten-Kriegsabzeichen
Item #: VF2891
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Die struck, solid backed, nicely convexed, alloy construction badge with fire gilt and burnished 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 original fire gilt finish to the wreath and eagle is fully retained and still quite bright. The solid reverse of the badge is slightly concaved. The reverse has a solid, soldered hinge, a thin vertical pin and a soldered catch all intact. The reverse is well marked with the embossed with the initials R.S. indicating manufacture by Rudolf Souval of Wien, (Vienna).
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 recognise 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.
Price: $475.00 USD (Sale Pending)