Product Description: A near mint example of a Type 2.1 Bronze Juncker Anti Partisan Badge. This Bronze Juncker Anti Partisan Badge is made of die-forged zinc, which was then finished with hand filing. A long barrel hinge and round wire “C” catch are soldered to the revere of the badge, which are securely, and originally, attached to the reverse. The badge was finished with a bronze brennlack, which has held to badge remarkably over the years. Due to the late time period of production for these badges, roughly 1944, finding Anti-Partisan badges with nearly all their original finish intact is extremely difficult. Those that do command a premium over most other examples which usually have most, if not all, their finish missing. This is a rare opportunity to own a near mint Bronze 2.1 Juncker Anti Partisan Badge, don’t miss your chance!
Historical Description: The Anti-Partisan Badge was instituted by a decree of “The Führer, Adolf Hitler” on January 29, 1944. Hitler stated that was creating the badge to recognize the combat actions of the German troops who were facing an ever-more organized and constantly more dangerous partisan war. The Anti-Partisan Badge was to recognize military accomplishments and personal bravery. The badge featured a sword slaying a Hydra that represented the partisans. There were three grades of this award: Bronze, for 20 combat days; Silver, for 50 combat days; and Gold for 100 combat days against partisans. To qualify as a combat day, a soldier had to be engaged in close combat with the enemy; for soldiers deployed as Infantry, “man against” man combat was specified. The criteria for Luftwaffe members was also based on combat days. Flight crews could earn combat days for carrying out successful missions during which they took fire from partisan enemy. The downing of a partisan aircraft was tallied as 3 combat days. SS-Reichsführer Heinrich Himmler reserved the right to personally award the gold grade of this award. The Anti-Partisan badge was awarded to members of the German Army, Luftwaffe, Ordnungspolizei and Waffen-SS.
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