Wehrmacht (Army) Parachutist Badge by FLL Type B. The Brandenburgs

Wehrmacht (Army) Parachutist Badge by FLL Type B. The Brandenburgs

Code: 54833

£2,760.00 Approx $3796.42, €3231.85, £2760
 

A very rare Fallschirmschützenabzeichen in zinc without maker’s name but displaying the typical manufacturing characteristics of late war Type B badges by Friedrich Linden of Lüdenscheid
Of multi-piece construction with a gilded zinc oak wreath with a Wehrmacht eagle clutching a swastika on the top of the wreath, and three ribbons on the bottom.
Affixed to the badge is a silvered zinc eagle, attached via two ball-rivets to the reverse.
Generally very good condition but with a small crack in the wreath below the rivet at the eagle’s tail feathers.
A late war zinc badge and although the Army Fallschirmjager had amalgamated with the Luftwaffe early in the war, members of the elite Brandenburgs who qualified wore the Army Fallschirmschützenabzeichen.