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German POW medal/award/badge/patch/etc?

Article about: Greetings all. I was asked earlier today if there was any type of award given to German soldiers who were held prisoner by the allies during the war. American soldiers were awarded a POW med

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    Very much my story; I had one side of the family collaborating and the other side in the resistance.
    Here is the flip-side of the medal.
    I forgot to mention it was called the "political imprisonement medal".Click image for larger version. 

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    Always looking for Belgian Congo stuff!

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    RDUNE, after WW1 some States and towns/cities in Germany awarded medals to homecoming menfolk that had been POW's...see this thread for further discussion...
    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)

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