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Edelweiss Abzeichen

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    I have looked, but cannot find anything similar to this badge on the net.
    Has anyone got any ideas? Please, if you do, tell us what it was for. Thank you.

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    No clue, but looks interesting.
    Ive always liked the Edelweiss insignia. A refreshing departure from the norm.
    Also interesting reading about Dietl et al.
    When I first started reading about him, I had no idea, that he really was a huge rising TR persona in (very) good standing with AH and destined for an even greater position, had he not been killed.

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    New to me and I used to collect Edelweiss stuff. Maybe its a unit of the SA Hochland who wore Edelweiss cap badges

    "In all my years as a soldier, I have never seen men fight so hard." - SS Obergruppenfuhrer Wilhelm Bittrich - Arnhem

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    Bundeswehr perhaps....??
    'I do not think we can hope for any better thing now.
    We shall stick it out to the end, but we are getting weaker of course, and the end cannot be far.
    It seems a pity, but I do not think I can write more. R. SCOTT.
    Last Entry - For God's sake look after our people.'

    In memory of Capt. Robert Falcon Scott, Edward Wilson, Henry Bowers, Lawrence Oates and Edgar Evans. South Pole Expedition, 30th March 1912.

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    I don't think it's Third Reich-related, but otherwise, no idea.

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    Thanks guys, has me stumped too. Have tried different searches for almost every German era to no avail.
    It's up on a local auction and I was just wondering what it could be.....


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    The eidelweiss was also popular with moutaineers and the like and tourist badges are often seen, though the #2 makes it unlikely and maybe it is a mountain rescue unit or something of that ilk, though this is only speculation and I have never seen one like this before.


    Whatever its just an opinion.

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    You could well be correct Jerry.


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    Guessing here: Might be worth getting the Polish forum's opinion?

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