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Lot of over 80 letters feldposts from SAME soldier in the Wehrmacht !!

Lot of over 80 letters feldposts from SAME soldier in the Wehrmacht !!

Lot of over 80 letters feldposts from SAME soldier in the Wehrmacht !!

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Lot of over 80 letters feldposts from SAME soldier in the Wehrmacht !!

over 80 complete letters with enveloppes
many letters without enveloppes
some enveloppes without letter

huge lot, EXTREMELY rare to find ALL FROM THE SAME soldier !
you can read and follow his journey through the war !

amazing piece oof history !

one letter can sell over 15-20... so that set is very cheap, less than 4$ for each letter !!

Antipartisan Bandit-warfare Badge Award mounted on a parade rope Bandenkampfabzeichen

Antipartisan Bandit-warfare Badge Award Bandenkampfabzeichen

Antipartisan Bandit-warfare Badge Award mounted on a parade rope Bandenkampfabzeichen

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Antipartisan Bandit-warfare Badge Award mounted on a parade rope Bandenkampfabzeichen

Bandit-warfare Badge (Bandenkampfabzeichen) was a World War II decoration of Nazi Germany awarded to members of the army, Luftwaffe, Order Police, and Waffen-SS for participating in Nazi security warfare (Bandenbekämpfung). The badge was instituted on 30 January 1944 by Adolf Hitler after authorization/recommendation by Heinrich Himmler

All versions of the badge feature a skull and crossed bones at the base, with a laurel wreath of oak leaves around the sides and a sword in the center. The sword's handle has the "sun-wheel" swastika, with the blade plunged into a Hydra whose five heads represent the "partisans". The second version of the badge had larger oak leaves in the wreath and a larger "sun-wheel" swastika. Historian Philip W. Blood notes the similarities between the symbol of the occultist Thule Society, with a sword and a swastika, and the design of the badge. He suggests that Himmler and Erich von dem Bach-Zelewski "had sealed Germanic mythology into a medal for Lebensraum".

The badge existed in three grades:

Bronze, for 20 combat days against "bandits"
Silver, for 50 combat days against "bandits"
Gold, for 150 combat days against "bandits"
Criteria were slightly different for the Luftwaffe, being based on 30, 75, and 150 operational flights/sorties flown in support of "bandit-fighting" operations.

25 years of faithful services in the heer - wehrmacht medal award

25 years of faithful services in the heer - wehrmacht medal award

25 years of faithful services in the heer - wehrmacht medal award

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25 years of faithful services in the heer - wehrmacht medal award

On 16 March, 1936, Adolf Hitler ordered the institution of a service award in four classes, each class reflecting the completion of a select number of years of military service.

The award was bestowed by each branch of the Wehrmacht (army, navy, and air force) and was issued for four years service (fourth class – silver medal), 12 years (third class – gold medal), 18 years (second class – silver cross), 25 years (first class – gold cross), and 40 years (special class). The 40 year special class was introduced on 10 March 1939.

Recipients of the higher level awards wore the decoration simultaneously with one lower year award. The manner they were worn was:

3rd Class with 4th Class (gold medal with silver medal)
2nd Class with 4th Class (silver cross with silver medal)
1st Class with 3rd Class (gold cross with gold medal).[3]
The Long Service Award was retroactive throughout a service member's career, encompassing Reichswehr service as well as service dating during and before World War I. As such, there were a handful of 40 year awards presented, even though the Nazi era only lasted 12 years (1933-1945).

The awards were worn on the left chest, immediately before the medals commemorating the annexation of Austria, Sudetenland and Memel.

Design
The awards were designed by Professor Dr Richard Klein.

Apart from their finish, (gilt or silver), the third and fourth class medals have a common obverse. Both are 30mm in diameter and bear the German eagle clutching a swastika, surrounded by the words Treue Dienste in der Wehrmacht (Loyal service in the armed forces). The reverse shows the number of years of service, either '4' or '12', surrounded by a wreath.
Likewise, the design of the first and second class crosses are similar. Both bear the German eagle on the obverse center, with the years of service, '18' or '25', on the reverse. The first class is gilt and 38mm wide – the second silver and 35mm. The 40 year award is identical to the first class, with the addition of a gilt oakleaf cluster to the ribbon.

Wehrmacht Long Service Awards were among Nazi era awards reauthorised for wear in 1957, re-designed to remove the now banned swastika symbol.

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