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ARMY TANK ASSAULT WAR BADGES
Instituted on 20th December 1939 for Silver badges & 1st June 1940 for Bronze badges

The Panzer or Tank battle badge was like the others in the set, (Infantry and General ) given for surviving three or more assaults on three separate days. The award also comes in two grade being Silver for the Panzer crews and Bronze for the crews of assault guns and armoured cars etc. The award like the others can range from high quality silver and bronze plated metal right down to base zinc with a silver/bronze wash sometimes applied.

Known Makers are

A, AS, AS within a Triangle, AWS 1942, EWE, FLC, FLL 43,

Frank & Reif Stutgart, HA, KWM, L/53, RK, RRS, RS, W, Small "W"

Please note this is not a complete listing

(CS129) A Tank Badge in Silver being an unmarked example with a countersunk hinge and soldered hook. The badge has some oxidisation marks to it as can be seen from the scan. It is believed the badge could possibly have been a bronze grade although this is open to debate. The badge has nice detailing and priced for condition. GBP 150.00 (UK Pounds)

(GE2) We are pleased to announce we have come back into stock a badge we sold over ten years ago which stirred up much interest at the time, being A Spanish Tank Badge. Here is the original write up (F721) A silver Tank Battle Badge for the Condor Legion. The badge was recently purchased direct from a veteran who wore it during WWII and as a result, the badge shows wear and tear. The design follows that of the 1st pattern style and the bade is in over all nice condition. Very scarce to find. GBP 1999.00 (UK Pounds)

(L412)A Nice example of a Near Mint maker marked FLL Silver Panzer Badge. The badge has toned to the front a light grey whereas the back still retains the aluminium coated finish. The badge is unworn and ex stores condition and has been stored away for several years. Nice to find. This is a textbook example complete with the die flaw.

GBP 265.00 (UK Pounds)

(L414) A Nice example of a Silver Panzer Badge by the maker Hermann Aurich, and marked HA on the reverse of the badge just above the hook, being the type with the countersunk hook and unique hinge, only found on Aurich examples of the panzer badge. The badge is of mid war zinc construction and has absorbed its silver finish. Having said this, it is still a nice example of a hard to find maker marked panzer badge.

GBP 250.00 (UK Pounds)

(L922) A Silver Panzer Battle Badge in Very Good Condition. The badge is maker marked KWM to the lefthand bottom wing of the eagle on the reverse. The badge is of mid war zinc construction with a silver wash that has faded over the years. All in all, a nice example of a more scarce maker.

GBP225.00 (UK Pounds)

(M593 ) A nice example of a completely flat back Bronze Panzer Badge. The badge retains most of the bronze wash that has faded over the years. The badge also has a nice pin hinge and hook arrangement soldered to the reverse and has horizontal machine lines running from left to right. A nice quality die struck badge in very good condition. A nice variation for the panzer badge collector.

GBP 195.00 (UK Pounds)

(MC639) A late war semi-hollow backed Tank Badge being manufactured by the firm of AS. As such, the badge has a counter sunk hook and hinge, often associated with this maker. The bronze badge has lost much of its original finish, giving it a bronze grey appearance on the front and back, though there is a high percentage of the bronze still showing, it is overshadowed by the grey highlights. This is the type that has the letters A and S to the 9 o clock position to the reverse of the tank. To date, this maker has been unidentified, although Adolf Schulz is often put forward. Nice original piece that has been used and worn in service. GBP 175.00 (UK Pounds)

(N939) A Silver Tank Battle Badge in vgc. The badge is unusual in the fact that it has had the swastika cut out on two parts of it. This appears to have been done when it was constructed. There are no maker's marks to the badge and it is the earlier plated style over zinc and has slight wear to the high points. All in all, a nice badge in very good condition.

GBP 295.00 (UK Pounds)

(P260) A Nice Early Hollow Bronze Panzer Badge being manufactured from a nice tombak mixture. The badge is a nice early unmarked striking, similar to a KWM. The badge retains virtually all of its original bronzed finish and has a nice hinge and hook welded to the reverse. Very scarce to find like this. SORRY I AM ON HOLD GBP 295.00 (UK Pounds)

GOD, HONOR, FATHERLAND

A Photo History Of Panzergrenadier Division "Grossdeutschland" On The Eastern Front 1942-1944

Unparalleled collection of photographs of the German soldier on the Easter Front Every photograph set in the context of the war. Accompanied by a detailed narrative that ties each of the photos within the context of the war on the Eastern Front, "God, Honor, Fatherland" represents a milestone in the study of the war in the East and shows the face of the German soldier as he has never been shown before. Panzergrenadier Division "Grossdeutschland" was one of Germany's most celebrated military formations of the Second World War. Formed in 1942 by the expansion of Infantry Regiment (motorized) "Grossdeutschland," the new division quickly earned its reputation on the Eastern Front of being the elite of the German Army. Twice the size of most other divisions, it was an immensely powerful and hard-hitting mechanized formation that cut a large swath through the Red Army, whether in the attack or on the defense. Its carefully selected officer and non-commissioned officer corps ensured that no matter what the odds, the division would always give a good account of itself in battle and would possess an esprit de corps enjoyed by few other comparable divisions, including those of the Waffen-SS. The thousands of volunteers from every land and province in Germany who fought and died while serving in the ranks of Panzergrenadier Division "Grossdeutschland" represented a cross-section of German society, a radical departure from the manner in which most German divisions of the era were created. Now for the first time, the faces of these men, at rest and in battle, can be seen through the images gleaned from hundreds of photographs taken by the division's war correspondents or Kriegsberichter. This outstanding selection of photographs, which until recently remained unseen for decades in a European archive, have been recovered and painstakingly researched by authors Remy Spezzano and Thomas McGuirl. Together with the assistance of the division's Veterans' association, they identified hundreds of men, living and dead, as well as dozens of combat vehicles, items of equipment, and specific engagements the division took part in from April 1942 to September 1944. To purchase your copy please click on the link (Picture) to the left

Product Code: 20280 GBP 45.00 (UK Pounds)

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