07-07-2014 01:45 PM
I would say Black. I have all three in my collection Black, Silver and gold. It is just a guess as I am no expert on these.
I specialize in M1 carbines and Lugers.
It's a black wound badge by August Menzs & Sohne (118) made in brass. Menzs only made two types of wound badge, both black, one in brass and the other in steel.
'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.
Thanks a lot guys . Just the small spots of gold plating, that confused me :-/ The badge is brass alright . Wonder what happened to it, to look like this !?
Ps btw are any of you aware of any book concerning solely wound badges ??
Wir kapitulieren niemals !
The bare brass almost looks like it's been annealed!...
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