Souval LW GAB 57er style.........
Gents, I have had this badge for a little while now and had forgotten about it until this afternoon while rearranging my collection display ! ....a late cast Souval LW ground assault badge for "50" assaults, with distinctive "claw" catch and Souval pin/hinge assembly.....wider wreath on these GAB's like the PAB, the finish is not so good on this one, either it has lost its contrasting colour or it never got another finish ! IMO this is factory finished as a 57er version....I have taken close up image of the feet/claws of the bird and it appears to be well finished off as opposed to just filed off !
I also show some comparisons with a St u L LW GAB..............
See what you think, comments welcome
Prost ! Steve.
"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)
03-31-2015 08:07 PM