Here’s a rare bird! It was awarded to wounded German volunteers who fought in the 1936-1939 Spanish War of Liberation! It is constructed out of a die stamped, tombak base that has been silver washed and burnished. The oval badge depicts an embossed profile of a swastika, above an Imperial M16 pattern helmet, which is again above two crossed broad swords. This then lies on a pebbled field and is surrounded by a laurel leaf and acorn wreath pattern, which is tied together at the bottom with a bow tie. The reverse is hollow. The tombak pin, hinge and replaced catch are all intact and in well working condition. The catch has obviously been repaired, most likely in the period. The silver wash remains 25% intact (mostly to the helmet, sword and leaves) and has nicely aged and patinaed with time. The badge measures 1.75 inches high by 1.5 inches wide. A must have variation for wound badge collectors!
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