WWII German Military Command in France Staff Badge


A nice original WWII German Military Administration in France Badge (Militär Verwaltung Frankreich Abzeichen).

This would have been worn by civilian members of the military administration and is easily recognisable by its large size and silver and enamel finish. This example has the semi hollow back silver plated on copper eagle and swastika, which is riveted to the oval stamped backplate. The oval has been enamelled with black, white and red bands (the colours of Germany), with the title ‘Militär Verwaltung Frankreich’. The white enamel, when seen under a lens, has the minute black flecks seen on period German white enamelled medals. The hollow back reverse has a soldered-on pin catch assembly. The catch has bent over the pin. The reverse of the swastika has the issue number 2673.

Condition is very good apart for a small stable crack to the white enamel.

Size: 7.5 x 4 cm (3 x 1 9/16 inches)
Weight: 23 g