What is a Grenadier and is this badge/docu worth anything

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What is a Grenadier and is this badge/docu worth anything

Post by arantxa » 28 Nov 2018 21:39

This has been brought into my shop but dont know anything about it or its value could some one tell me a little bit about it

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Re: What is a Grenadier and is this badge/docu worth anything

Post by arantxa » 28 Nov 2018 21:41

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Re: What is a Grenadier and is this badge/docu worth anything

Post by von thoma » 28 Nov 2018 23:03

An original document of a Wound Badge in black granted ( Black is the low category of the badge ) to an Unteroffizier of a Grenadier Regiment
A grenadier is a specialized soldier in assault operations.
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Re: What is a Grenadier and is this badge/docu worth anything

Post by John G. » 29 Nov 2018 18:33

The title Grenadier really was simply another name for regular infantry..... no special training, simply a moral building title ..... Volksgrenadier divisions could hardly be considered special assault divisions. During WW 1 the title Grenadier did denote special assault training.

A black wound badge document is generally worth under $50.00 US....
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