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WW2 - 1957 GERMAN ARMY FLAK ARTILLERY BADGE MEDALG1957007Reg Price:
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Rare WW2 - 1957 GERMAN ARMY FLAK ARTILLERY BADGE guaranteed 100% original. These early type badges are rare and highly prized by military collector's worldwide.
Made to comply with the new German laws of 1957 Without Banned Nazi Swastika. This type of German Order was re-awarded without the Swastika to those who served in WW2 and then continued their military careers in the newly formed post WW2 German (Bundeswehr) Federal Defense Force which was formed in the 1950's, now again proudly wearing these German Gallantry Orders on their military tunics, serving with allied NATO forces in the Cold War against the then Soviet Union. Also worn by veterans' to their once yearly unit Kriegs Kameraden reunions.
HISTORY: Authorization for the award of the army flack badge, following its institution on July 18 1941 by the OKH, came from Commanders holding the rank of General der artillerie and above. It was bestowed in a single class, dull grey, on an accumulated point basis with 16 points being the requisite, or could be awarded without reference to the number of points for an act of bravery or merit in the conduct of performing the anti-air craft mission. Any anti-aircraft battery credited with downing an enemy aircraft without support of other batteries was awarded four points but if other batteries assisted in the downing of the aircraft, only two points were awarded. Unlike the Luftwaffe flack badge, points could not be awarded for targets destroyed on the ground.
A scarce badge much rarer than the Luftwaffe Flak Badge, unlike the Luftwaffe Award this badge was awarded for shooting down Aircraft only. Battery Commanders where also authorized the award once half of his subordinates had qualified for the badge.
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