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WW2 GERMAN THIRD REICH WEST WALL MEDAL IN MANUFACTURERS PACKETAwarded for military service on the Siegfried Line during the Third Reich era. Made during the Second World War by a German authorized manufacturer, in mint condition and still in its original manufacturers packet, it comes with original war time medal ribbon. Makers marked on the reverse of packet KARL POELLATH.
Award Criteria: The West Wall Medal (Deutsches Schutzwall-Ehrenzeichen) was a military decoration of Nazi Germany. It was instituted on 2 August 1939 and was given to those who designed and built the fortifications on Germany's western borders, known as the West Wall or, in English, the Siegfried Line, and to the troops who served there prior to May 1940. In 1944, as Germany was expecting the arrival of the allied invasion, it was again awarded to those who took part in the fortification of the western borders. In all 622,064 medals were awarded until the end of the war. On the reverse it bore the inscription "Für Arbeit zum Schutze Deutschlands" (For Work for the Protection of Defense of Germany).The medal was designed by Professor Richard Klein, of Munich.
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