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57er Womans Bronze class RAD medal..............

Article about: Gents, a 1957 Womans "Dienstauszeichnung für den Reichsarbeitsdienst 4 Jahre" Bronze............a heavy nicely finished St u L early strike...............my first ladies RAD award,

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    Gents, a 1957 Womans "Dienstauszeichnung für den Reichsarbeitsdienst 4 Jahre" Bronze............a heavy nicely finished St u L early strike...............my first ladies RAD award, but not my last !
    Prost ! Steve.
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    "The German Army is the perfectly adapted, perfectly running Machine. The difference is that the Germans are organised with a view to War...with the cold, hard, practical and business-like purpose of winning victories."
    G.W. Steevens - The Daily Mail (1897)

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    Very nice Steve..Just a question how can we tell this is a woman's award??. Cheers Terry.

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    Terry, the design of the medals for men of woman of the RAD differed, no spade motif on the female medal (in an attempt to feminise the award ?) just the two ears of wheat, see here................
    Prost ! Steve.
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    "The German Army is the perfectly adapted, perfectly running Machine. The difference is that the Germans are organised with a view to War...with the cold, hard, practical and business-like purpose of winning victories."
    G.W. Steevens - The Daily Mail (1897)

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    Excellent I didn't know that at all. & some good looking medals in the bargain as well. Thanks Steve very interesting.. Cheers Terry.

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    After doing some comparisons with the mens version, i have come to the conclusion the womens medal is later production, 1968 on is my guess, notice in the attached images, thickness reduced from 5mm to 3mm and slight loss of detail, due to frequent die stampings over time............
    Prost ! Steve.
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    "The German Army is the perfectly adapted, perfectly running Machine. The difference is that the Germans are organised with a view to War...with the cold, hard, practical and business-like purpose of winning victories."
    G.W. Steevens - The Daily Mail (1897)

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