This is a rare type of German Krigsmarine costal artillery soldiers brass jacket button nice condition pre war type nice relic condition. The button has no real damage it has discoloured from being buried very solid and nicely cleaned with its maker markings which are not readable as the back is rusty but it has been nicely cleaned and is perfect for display or any collection. The button was recovered from the Atlantic wall defence system near the port of Saint Malo in France and were properly worn by one of the Krigsmarine soldiers on the gun crews of the wall defences.
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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