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WWII - GERMAN ANTI-PARTISAN WAR BADGE

Listing # 1322
Listing Format: Buy It Now
Price per item: Buy Now for (GBP) £650.00
(USD) $915.49
Quantity: 1
Closes: Auction is closed
Location: France
Started : 16-Nov-2010 10:07:58 AM
Ended: 16-Dec-2010 10:07:58 AM
Seller: d-dayjules (10)  

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Additional Information
Era: 1914-1945
Conflict: World War II
Service: Army
Country: Germany
Provenance: Not Specified
Condition: Issued
Description
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Known in German as `Der Bandenkampfabzeichen`, the Anti-Partisan War Badge was issued to recognise outstanding performance in this unconventional and unique area of WWII. Following the occupation of Western Russia and the Balkans, the German `administration` raised a veritable viper`s nest of partisans who engaged in destroying German supplies, disrupting troop movements, assasinations and generally creating havoc for the occupiers. The Germans returned the savagery of these attacks and soon were engaged in `unofficial` wars where no Geneva conventions were respected, few prisoners were taken and those that did fall into the hands of the Germans were brutally tortured and murdered. Although there were many badges to honor combatants serving in the Third Reich, Heinrich Himmler desired a special badge and on January 30th 1944, Hitler approved this award, noting that it should be given out for exceptional bravery and achievement in the iradication of Partisan forces.The badge itself displays an oval wreath with a grinning skull set at the base, resting on crossed femur bones. Above the skull there is an inverted Viking sword, which plunges down into a hydra`s nest, impaling a large hydra. The badge was worn on the left-breast, below the Iron Cross 1st class, if that award had also been won. Its close proximity to one of Germany`s most esteemed awards of military valour gives the reader an idea of the esteem also granted to the Anti-Partisan badge. Regardless of its past, this badge remains a favourite for Third Reich collectors to seek after. Reference number: 40277
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