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Title Verdun veteran's badge
Nationality French
Period 1916-18

This die-struck lapel pin commemorates the siege of Verdun, imortalised by Marshal Petain's epic defence of the city in 1916. This claimed some 600,000 French lives and only a little less German deaths. The latter called it the 'Mill on the Meuse'. The image is of one of the forts surrounding Verdun, perhaps Douaumont or Fort Vaux.

It (35mm diameter) is made of brass with a now much faded EPNS finish. The pin fitting is damaged and is missing the pin element. There is no maker mark.

If you want to comment on this item—re quality, age, etc—please email me.

[Militaria : Badges : French : 20th Century]


Arrived safely in the last hour. Well pleased, thanks for additional info.

J A, UK, 11.04.2013

Picked the package up this morning. Many thanks they are great I am well pleased.

M C, UK, 30.11.2011