A Kriegsmarine Abzeichen für Blockadebrecher by Rudolf Souval of Vienna. The Navy Blockade Runner Badge was awarded to non-military and later military personnel who gave service on auxiliary or merchant vessels employed in military duties which broke through the British sea blockade on Germany. It is constructed out of a die struck zinc base that has been chemically blackened and silver washed. The round shaped obverse features a merchant ship breaking through the sea, with a silver Kriegsmarine eagle (with out-stretched wings clutching a swastika within its talons), which is all surrounded by elongated chain links. The full back reverse is correctly maker marked: “R.S.” and displays the correct; soldered on sheet metal hinge (with raised outline), soldered on steel round plate round wire catch and round wire steel pin. All of the components are magnetic and remain working well. The details throughout the ship and eagle are superb! It measures approximately 1 15/16 inches in diameter. A nice example!
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