You are bidding on a VERY NICE example of a 100% ORIGINAL WW2 German Kriegsmarine Flotten-Kriegsabzeichen (High Seas Fleet War Badge)!
The High Seas Fleet War Badge was instituted by Oberbefehlshaber der Kriegsmarine und Großadmiral, (Commander in Chief of the Navy and Grand Admiral), Erich Raeder on April 30, 1941 to recognize the actions of personnel serving on German battleships and cruisers in the battle against England.
Made of a die-struck alloy, this badge is in VERY NICE condition. It features a vertical oval oak leaf wreath and national eagle with outstretched wings. The eagle clutches a swastika. In the center is a head-on image of a battleship cruising through the water. Original pin and catch are complete. Has a clear “f.o.” manufacture mark for Friedrich Orth. Though much of the original gold coloring has faded over time, it is still a NICE example. Would make a FANTASTIC addition to any collection or display!
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