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This section of the website discusses the anatomy of German badges. Getting an understanding of the elements of the badges and awards will enhance the ability the enthuisiast in determining the authenticity of a item. This information can also be helpful in establishing the age of the collectible.

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The Flak badge, also known as the Anti-Aircraft badge, was issued by the Army and Luftwaffe personnel for participating in the defense of the homeland by maning artilery emplacements. A point system was developed to accrue merits towards earning the badge.

The badge is of two piece construction. The eagle is attached as a separate piece. The back side of the eagle has a hinge soldered directly to the main body. The opposite side has a catch which is also attached directly to the body.

Manufacturer markings are stamped in the main body. It is important to know that not all of the badges were marked.


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