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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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    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 medal, was there something similar given to German soldiers? I've tried to research this but havent been able to find much. Any help is appreciated

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    Quote by RDUNE View Post
    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 medal, was there something similar given to German soldiers? I've tried to research this but havent been able to find much. Any help is appreciated
    I think the Americans were the only ones to 'award' medals for being POWs

    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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    Nothing of that nature was awarded by the German Govt. (East or West)

    Cheers, Ade.

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    Quote by Stickgrenade View Post
    I think the Americans were the only ones to 'award' medals for being POWs

    Nick
    Hey Nick!
    Belgium has them too.I don't know for other country's.
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    Always looking for Belgian Congo stuff!
    cheers
    |<ris

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    Quote by stuka f View Post
    Hey Nick!
    Belgium has them too.I don't know for other country's.
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    I didnt know that mate

    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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    This wont help but Poland had one for KZ survivors, commonly called the "Auschwitz medal"

    They were issued in the early 90's. I have an original I found here in Oz
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    Here is the Belgian one, with a quiet similar ribbon.
    Instaured on the 13 november 1947 , every star stands for 6 mounths imprisonment.
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    Always looking for Belgian Congo stuff!
    cheers
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    wow very similar, even down to the triangle patch....thanks for showing

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    No probleme!
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    Always looking for Belgian Congo stuff!
    cheers
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    I dont normaly collect KZ related, but my grandfather was a Polish soldier and spent seven years in a German POW camp, so when I found this I felt a connection. I also had reliatives in the German army and the British Army at the same time so I get to see the war from all sides!!!!!

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