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Title KuK 'tinnie' for the seizure of Belgrade by the 3rd Army
Nationality Austrian
Period 1915
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The 3rd Army took Belgrade on 9 October 1915 from the Serbs with the help of the Germans under Mackensen. The image shows the citadel of Belgrade with an Austrian Danube monitor (gunboat) on the river in front of the fortress.

Typically these badges were sold to raise money for the widows and orphans of the relevant units and were normally worn on the left-hand side of the Austrian field cap. Sometimes as many as six were worn all together.

The badge would appear to be die-struck white metal (possibly unmarked silver) with a brass pin behind. It is of excellent quality. Its condition is good, with a little wear, but retaining much of its original frosted finish.

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[Militaria : Badges : Austrian : 20th Century]

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Just to let you know that i have received the Sabre today and it looks great and nothing was damaged in transit. It has been a pleasure doing business with you and the descriptions on your web site perfectly match the condition of the item and i look forward to doing business with you in the future.

D E, UK, 20.01.2017

Arrived safely. Excellent item. Really good condition. A good addition to the collection. Many thanks for a stress free transaction.

R B, UK, 17.10.2005

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