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WW2 / 1957 GERMAN LUFTWAFFE PARATROOPER BADGEluftsilvReg Price:
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About this itemA very nice example with virtually most of it's original gold and silver finish intact on the observe, a few wear marks on the reverse. German workmanship, in extremely fine condition with a rich Gold plating to the Eagle, quality rivaling it's wartime counterparts. A solid heavy badge Gold plated, measuring 54mm in length and 42mm wide.Made to comply with the new German laws of 1957 without the now banned swastika. This type of German Order was re-awarded without the Swastika to those who served during WWII and were awarded this decoration, some continued their military careers in the newly formed post WWII German (Bundeswehr) Federal Defense Force which was formed in the 1950's, now again proudly wearing their earned German decorations on their military tunics, serving with allied NATO forces in the Cold War against the then Soviet Union. Also worn by veterans' to their yearly Kriegs Kameraden reunions.
HISTORY: The Parachutist Badge was first established by order of Hermann Göring on November 5, 1936. It was originally awarded to soldiers of the Luftwaffe after completion of parachute training and the required number of jumps. The badge depicted a diving eagle with a swastika in its claws surrounded by a silver wreath. It was worn over the left breast pocket.An army version was later introduced, with the swastika relocated to the top of the wreath and surmounted by a smaller upright eagle.WWII / 1957 GERMAN LUFTWAFFE PARATROOPER BADGE guaranteed 100% original, early type with round fastening pin made by Steinhauer & Lueck, one of the rarer 57 veterans badges, highly prized by military collector's worldwide.
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