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A good postcard sized photo of a member of the SS wearing his crusher cap with insignia clearly visible. Inscription, name and date on back.
Iron Cross 1st Class or E.K.1 with tapered pin stamped 65 for the maker Klein & Quenzer. The medal is in good condition with no signs of rust or corrosion to the iron core.
A good example of this medal, known as the Ostmedaille, with its original issue packet (E. Ferdinand Wiedmann) . This was awarded to both German & Axis personal who served on the Easter Front during the winter campaign 15-Nov-1941 to 15-Apr-1942. The medal comes with a good length of ribbon.
A cased example of the War Merit Cross with Swords in its original case. The tapered pin is stamped 62 underneath denoting the maker Kerbach & Osterhelt of Dresden.
This medal was awarded to recognise outstanding service by civilians in relation to the war effort, usually to those workers in factories who significantly exceeded work quotas. This medal comes with a good length of ribbon and its original packet of issue (Fritz Zimmerman)
Lovely example of the Silver Wound Badge. This was awarded to those that were wounded three or four times. The badge is nicely made as would be expected from desired maker Julius Bauer & Sohn (Stamped 43 on the back) Some slight wear to high spots but overall a really good badge.
Postcard sized photo of an SS-Rottenfuher wearing a infantry assault and wound badge.
Iron Cross 1st Class or E.K.1 with tapered pin stamped L15 denoting the maker Otto Schickle. The cross is overall, in good condition, there is some surface rust predominantly to the edges of the iron core. Priced appropriately.
This medal comes with a good length of ribbon. The award had two variants: with swords given to soldiers for exceptional service "not in direct connection with combat", and without swords given to civilians for meritorious service in "furtherance of the war effort".
Six photos from the same set depicting German troops in Norway. One photo clearly shows a Norwegian sign post. Another photo shows a soldier pushing a bicycle wearing a cap with an edelweiss badge. The latter identifies the troops as Gebirgsjager's (Mountain troops). Sadly, another photo shows the remains of either a dead British Commando or Norwegian Soldier (identified by helmet and boots). The evidence leads me to believe the deceased solder was part of Operation Archery, and part of the raid on Maloy / Vagso on 27-Dec-41. Photos probably taken by 'rear echelon' staff after it was safe for them to do so!
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