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U-boot Kriegsabzeichen, Real or ?

Article about: My wife gave me this U-boat badge for my birthday. Supposed to be authentic from a reputable dealer in Victoria, BC. I have some doubts about it - especially what looks like 'flash' between

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    No accurate figures are available to the best of my knowledge.

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    28,000 German U-boat crew of the total 40,900 men recruited into the service lost their lives (and badges subsequently lost, of course) and 5,000 were taken prisoners of war. So this would put the number of badges out there as something around 17,900 existing issued pieces. Unissued badges? Is anyone's guess...These are just rough estimates, of course.

    (These figures are from the Naval Historical Society of Australia)

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    Hi catsmeat, sorry I'm late to the show! Yours is a genuine award that just needs a little "cleaning up" as mentioned by Norm and the others. A nice present, and much better than the socks and jumpers my wife gets me. Leon.
    "Always do sober what you said you'd do drunk. That will teach you to keep your mouth shut." Ernest Hemingway

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    Nice Badge, indeed I would follow Norm s advice on this one, you will get a good result by all means. If you do that, please post some pictures with the result, Regards, Juan

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