Has anyone seen one of these ?

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Has anyone seen one of these ?

Post by afa485 » 14 Apr 2023 07:43

Dear members,

This is a lapel badge that I have not seen before in 50 years of collecting. I believe it is an Austrian WW1 veteran's badge.

It bears a quote from Adolf Hitler and is dated 1915-18. It is also numbered 684.

Can anyone tell me anything about it or which organisation it represents ?

Best regards as ever

Tony
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Re: Has anyone seen one of these ?

Post by GregSingh » 14 Apr 2023 11:06

It has something to do with 25 years anniversary of Oberösterreichischen Freiwilligen Schützen departure for war.
In late August 1940 a monument was erected in Linz with exact sentence as appears on this badge:
Aus dem jungen Kriegsfreiwilligen war ein alter Soldat geworden - AH
There is a record of this badge being awarded during the ceremony in Villach on the October 3rd, 1940.
Although sentence they mentioned there has ist not war.

150.00 EUR at richard-militaria.at

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Re: Has anyone seen one of these ?

Post by afa485 » 22 Jul 2023 09:37

Many Thanks Greg, I saw this one on richard-militaria.at and that is what ignited my interest.

BR

Tony

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