Sunday, 1 April 2012

Badge of the Military Administration of Belgium and Norther France.

Badge of the Military Administration of Belgium and Norther France.

Known Makers - Unmarked


Rarity –Rare




This badge is oval and measures 30mm high by 46mm wide. It comprises of three rings of enamel, the outer is black and measures 3mm. On this is the inscription at the top Militär Verwaltung and below Belgien und N Frankreich. The second oval is white and measures 2,5mm, and the inner is brick red and measures 2mm.  Across the badge with the tips of its wings breaking the outer edge of the oval is a finely stamped Eagle holding in its talons a wreath with swastika. All the metal parts of the badge are silver-plated that is artificially oxidised.

The reverse shows the indentations of the obverse design; at the base is a recessed circle into which is stamped the issue number of the badge. These numbers have been noted as high as 4500. At the top is a horizontal pin fitting that is attached by two rivets.

No detailed information has yet come to light about this badge, but presumably was worn by civilian members of the military administration agencies of Belgium and Northern France.

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