Share your favorites on Show & Tell

Medel of war

In Military and Wartime > Military Medals > Show & Tell.
Military Medals120 of 219Swiss War MedalsWWII 328th Infantry, 26th Division NAMED Purple Heart grouping!
6
Love it
1
Like it

FineLinesFineLines likes this.
peteypetey loves this.
MilitaristMilitarist loves this.
antiquesareamazingantiquesareamazing loves this.
pw-collectorpw-collector loves this.
ttomtuckerttomtucker loves this.
miKKoChristmas11miKKoChristmas11 loves this.
See 5 more
Add to collection

Please create an account, or Log in here

If you don't have an account, create one here.


Create a Show & TellReport as inappropriate



Posted 2 years ago

Email

napua333
(14 items)

found out about this medal on line was they where never given out . the 5th GEBIRGS DIVISION was a mountain troop in 1945 westalpen front . if anyone has information on what it is worth i would love to know . i put a magnet to it and it does not stick . there is a story on line about how this medals came to be . i have to look it up again. well thanks for your time i hope you can help .

Unsolved Mystery

Help us close this case. Add your knowledge below.

Comments

  1. napua333 napua333, 2 years ago
    does anyone know how i can clean it or should i
  2. napua333 napua333, 2 years ago
    wow thanks for all the information i love learning about pic's the story's take you places Thank you very much and ok i wont clean it. thank you for everything . and the history . I love it
  3. Militarist Militarist, 2 years ago
    Let it soak in oil for a few months. That will stop the verdigris from speading. Even in it's pitted condition it is still a rare find!
  4. Militarist Militarist, 2 years ago
    This medal brings to mind a story from my mom's youth. She was born and raised in the Bavarian Alps before and during the nazi era. The local Bavarian boys refused to join the SS and always wanted to join the Mountain Troops. The rivalry between the two groups was intense and when beer and girls were added to the mix it became deadly. There was a mountain side night spot with an out door terrace that had a 3 foot or so wall at the edge of a 50 to 100 foot cliff. One night the SS boys got into it with some of the Bavarians. The SS boys soon found out that they bit off more than they could chew and according to the Bavarians, tried to escape by jumping over the wall in the darkness not realizing how high up they were. The official charges were that the SS boys were helped over the wall. None of the Bavarians ever changed their story and no one was convicted.

Want to post a comment?

Create an account or login in order to post a comment.