LUFTWAFFE PANZER COMBAT BADGES AT THIRDREICHMEDALS.COM

Instituted on 3rd November 1944
Known Makers: Unknown

(N1148) A Post War made Rudolf Souval Luftwaffe numbered Tank Battle Badge for 25 engagements. This type of badge is often shown as a wartime example with the hook being the style that is normally encountered on wartime badges. The badge has a nice eagle riveted to the main construction with a tank also riveted to the badge. The badge has a nice hinge and pin fitting. The hook is a classic Rudolf Souval. The badge was made from about 1945-1950'ish. Very scarce to find, an original wartime example would cost you thousands, this is offered at a fraction of the price and from the front, would be hard to tell. GBP £95.00 (UK Pounds)

(P524) A 1957 Luftwaffe Tank Assault Badge for 25 Battles being of 4 piece construction.The badge has the tank riveted and the rest of the fixtures and fittings soldered to it. A nice massive size badge, of very good quality and construction. Becoming hard to find. GBP £150.00 (UK Pounds)

(P93) A Scarce example of a 1957 Luftwaffe Tank Badge. This is of two-piece construction and has the flying eagle glued to the wreath. The badge is of nice quality and dates from the 1960 period. These badges are quite scarce to find as many people have converted them to pass them off as their third reich counterparts. In very nice condition and one of the harder 1957 badges to acquire.

GBP £175.00 (UK Pounds)

A Rare Luftwaffe Panzer Badge in very nice condition. The badge itself has a nice eagle held to the badge by 3 rivets, The badge has a nice flat magnetic pin and is in Very nice condition and of good quality. Most shown are the Rudolf Souval type of post war construction.

In a Private collection

(P523) A 1957 Luftwaffe Tank Assault Badge being the standard type. The badge has a nice silver finish with a grey eagle glued to the top. This is the type that is often disassembled and then nazified. This is a scarce badge to acquire in the 1957 form anyway. GBP £125.00 (UK Pounds)

 

GERMAN PANZER WARFARE ON THE EASTERN FRONT
  From Barbarossa to Stalingrad, from Kursk to Kurland, panzers formed the backbone of the German forces that attempted to defeat the Soviet Union between June 1941 and May 1945. Written by tank veterans who survived the Eastern Front, Panzer Warfare on the Eastern Front provides a firsthand look at armoured combat in that epic theater of World War II. All the major panzer operations and campaigns are covered in the words of men from the 4th, 9th, 11th, 16th, and 18th Panzer Divisions: Operation Barbarossa, the opening invasion of the Soviet Union; the second offensive of 1942, culminating in Stalingrad; the massive armour battle at Kursk in the summer of 1943; the disastrous disintegration of the front in 1944, when entire units were decimated by tides of Soviet tanks; and the bitter, chaotic fighting as the war ended in 1945. With from-the-turret immediacy, the accounts compiled here capture what it was like to fight in a panzer on the Eastern Front, where whole crews could be wiped out by a single enemy shell, where enemy tanks could lurk just beyond the tree line, where muzzles could flash and thunder in the calmest nights. One veteran remembers his commander's final words before launching a desperate attack: “Write your wills, comrades!” Another describes how an officer played an organ in a bombed-out church--a jarring but peaceful moment amidst the carnage of war. Others recount acts of compassion and humanity, such as food provided by Russian peasants and a Soviet soldier who refused to fire. All of them convey the heady joy of victory and the fear and anguish of stalemate and then defeat. These are war stories with a powerful punch.

Product Code: 30923 GBP £7.99 (UK Pounds)

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