German WWII High Seas Fleet War Badge

German WWII High Seas Fleet War Badge

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Vintage 1940s World War II Nazi German High Seas Fleet War Badge (Kriegsmarine Flotten-Kriegsabzeichen). Badge is made from an unknown white metal. Badge retains practically all the original coloring on the front face, with gold eagle and wreath, and silver vessel and waves. No obvious corrosion, and still has crisp detail. This badge is different from all others I have seen which have the original coke bottle style vertical pin on the back. This badge seems to have been welded or amended in some other way to change the attachment on the back. The badge was designed by one of Germany's most famous marine artists, Adolf Bock.
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This is a vintage 1940s World War II Nazi German High Seas Fleet War Badge (Kriegsmarine Flotten-Kriegsabzeichen). Badge is made from an unknown white metal. Badge retains practically all the original coloring on the front face, with gold eagle and wreath, and silver vessel and waves. No obvious corrosion, and still has crisp detail. This badge is different from all others I have seen which have the original coke bottle style vertical pin on the back. This badge seems to have been welded or amended in some other way to change the attachment on the back.

The badge was designed by one of Germany's most famous marine artists, Adolf Bock. He designed the badge with the oval wreath of oak leaves topped by the eagle with swastika below. In the center it has the straight on view of a German battleship. This example was made by Schwerin of Berlin and it is beautifully crafted. It has their maker mark on the reverse underneath the original attachment bar.

The High Seas Fleet War Badge was instituted between April 30 - May 15 1941. Qualification was for crews of German Battleships and Cruisers who had 12 weeks active service at sea. It could be granted for a shorter period, if involved in a successful naval engagement, the recipient had been wounded, or the recipient's ship was sunk.

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