This is a very rare find from the battlefield an original German naval minesweepers badge remains which is the centre section not outer ring and wreath are missing mostly as is back pin it is in fantastic condition for a battlefield relic. The badge which still retains some of its original bronze colour it is nice and solid condition and has been very well cleaned and is perfect for display or any collection. The badge was recovered from the Atlantic wall defence system near the port of Saint Malo in France.
The battle for the walled city Saint Malo and the fortress positions began on August 4 1944 Allied intelligence had believed that there were 1000 German soldiers holed up in the area enclosed by the old walls and had bombed it heavily, however, when the city surrendered on August 14 only 83 German soldiers were taken prisoner. The commander of Fortress Saint-Malo, Colonel Von Aulock, surrendered all German forces in the area on August 17th 1944.
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