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Wehrmachtgefolge der Militärverwaltung - Frankreich

Article about: Hello Gentlemen, What do you think of this badge, its a bit battered mind, lost some enamel, is it something to do with military police in France. I did know what it was for, but I've forgot

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    Default Wehrmachtgefolge der Militärverwaltung - Frankreich

    Hello Gentlemen,
    What do you think of this badge, its a bit battered mind, lost some enamel, is it something to do with military police in France. I did know what it was for, but I've forgotten. Can someone jog my memory.
    Regards
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    Last edited by Adrian; 05-27-2010 at 10:18 AM. Reason: Title updated with award name.

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    Default Re: German Military Badge France - need name

    I have no idea what the badge is or what it might be for but looking at the eagle it stands a very good chance of being the Order of the Albatross.
    Surely no original award would have an eagle looking like that?

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    Yes Adrian,
    As ugly as the bird may look, the badge is real. I've found out, the badge is part of a set of three, issued to civilian workers employed by the Wehrmacht administration in occupied countries, this one is for Wehrmacht civil workers in France. There is another for Norway and one combining Belgium & Holland. Rare to find. There may be extra badges for Poland & Russia, but I've not come across them.
    Regards

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    Default Re: German Military Badge France - need name

    Hi Alec,
    Like I said earlier, I have no idea about this badge so I hope some other members can add their thoughts.
    What is the word at bottom left?

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    I found this pic, looks like the same type of badge but I have no idea on the authenticity of yours.
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    Default Re: German Military Badge France - need name

    Word - Verwaltung

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    Default Re: German Military Badge France - need name

    And a bit more searching turned up this thread, showing the same pic as I posted above!
    http://forum.axishistory.com/viewtop...96468&start=99
    There were obviously several makers of these badges accounting for the minor variations in details so it looks like it stands a chance.
    It wins the ugliest eagle prize though!

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    Default Re: German Military Badge France - need name

    nice original badge you have there...here is mine,,,
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    I prefer the bird wearing the badge

    Seriously though its a nice looking badge, one I havent seen before but once again this forum has educated us !

    Thanks guys

    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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    Default Re: German Military Badge France - need name

    Quote by Wolfspear View Post
    one I havent seen before but once again this forum has educated us !
    Me neither but I educated myself researching this badge so thank you Alec for posting it.
    I would like to think that if the badge was made in the occupied countries, the local manufacturers in those countries made the eagle look like an albatross as a bit of amusement towards their occupiers.....

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    Also the RAF bird is an Albatross, I wonder if that pieved the Germans too?

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