Honour medal for Bayern industrial group? My German needs polishing What exactly is the award for? I've never seen one, looks a nice piece.
Its a lovely item. Is it wartime ?
"In all my years as a soldier, I have never seen men fight so hard." - SS Obergruppenfuhrer Wilhelm Bittrich - Arnhem
The ribbon looks a bit like a Mothers Cross, I bet that was the source of some jokes at the wearers expense
And martin, I have bought many items on that basis. It's amazing (and maybe worrying) that your gut can still guide you even when you have no clue what an item is
It's a pre 1933 25 year faithful service in Bavarian industry medal. After that time there was a swastika at the bottom of the medal and the wording on the case was different.
I think it may be solid silver, does it have the number '1000' on the ring or edge of the award?
'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.
I believe this is pre 1933 as well. Nice court mounting on this one. Can we see a reverse of the medal bar please? Really a MINT piece.
Us and them - and after all we’re only ordinary men. Me, and you - God only knows it’s not what we would choose to do. Forward he cried from the rear, and the front rank died, and the general sat and the lines on the map moved from side to side.
- US & THEM, THE DARK SIDE OF THE MOON - PINK FLOYD