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Title KuK 'tinnie' for the seizure of Belgrade by the 3rd Army
Nationality Austrian
Period 1915

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.

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

[Militaria : Badges : Austrian : 20th Century]


Just to let you know that the bayonet arrived safely this morning by Royal Mail. I am delighted with it and it will be put to very good use at some forthcoming events.

A F, UK, 23.05.2009

Hi Chris, medals arrived safely and I am very pleased, will leave a mention for you on a military collectors forum and hopefully you may pick up some business.

Once again thank you.

Wayne Sinnot, UK, 04.08.2005