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Article about: I have seen these referred to as Political Edelweiss amongst other things. What was it's real purpose? I suppose this one is a fake. I don't like the look of the back. Thank you for your hel

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    I have seen these referred to as Political Edelweiss amongst other things. What was it's real purpose? I suppose this one is a fake. I don't like the look of the back.
    Thank you for your help.
    Tom
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    From the ones I have seen they are two piece. And strange RZM mark to me.
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    I have no problems with that badge Tom

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

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    Is it indeed a political version of the Edelweiss?
    Looking for the photo albums of Leutnant Emil Freitag, 3. / G.R. 377

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    Thanks Nick. What were they used for?
    Tom

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    It was worn by the SA Gruppe 'Hochland' on their caps

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

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    The badge was also worn by NSKK units from Hochland on their sturzhelm and schiffen.
    BOB

    LIFE'S LOSERS NEVER LEARN FROM THE ERROR OF THEIR WAYS.

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    Stug,

    it looks as a good Max Kremhelmer from Munich. Why the dark color, I don't know.
    It should have a silvered surface for the leaves of the flower originally.
    As Stickgrenade and Bob say it was worn with the SA kepi from Hochland and used
    with the SA field-cap. The same form was also worn within the NSKK field-cap, kepi
    and motor-helmet.
    "Wir sollen auch unser Leben für die Brüder lassen" (1.Joh.3.16):
    zum Gedächtnis Wilhelm Schenk. Er starb fürs Vaterland am 13. Juni 1916

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    Nice to see you here Wilhelm, I didnt realise you were a member Welcome

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

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ID:	279208Here are examples in use. A Hochland SA junior officer kepi, a NSKK Brigadefuhrer kepi and a NSKK sturzhelm.
    BOB

    LIFE'S LOSERS NEVER LEARN FROM THE ERROR OF THEIR WAYS.

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