I really like the look of these service medals. Yours is a very good condition piece.
"In all my years as a soldier, I have never seen men fight so hard." - SS Obergruppenfuhrer Wilhelm Bittrich - Arnhem
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Who would have been eligible for a 40 year service medal during the third reich????
As a Ex servicemen with PTSD, I see this quote in a different context
"Enjoy the war, as the peace will be unbearable"
As they were civil service awards, I'm guessing that anyone who was a public servant back in the days of the Kaiser and kept his job through the Weimar Republic and then the Third Reich could have clocked up 40 years.