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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]


The bayonet just arrived, it's great, I'm very pleased with it. Thanks again for a superb service.

G D, UK, 29.01.2012

Having had time to have a relax and a good look at the brooch, am very pleased with it, many thanks for sending it on promptly and safely. Will keep an eye on the site.

G B, UK, 13.02.2010