Replica of Blockade Runner Badge (Abzeichen für Blockadebrecher) (WWII German Badges) for Sale (by ww2onlineshop.com)
Replica of Blockade Runner Badge (Abzeichen für Blockadebrecher) (WWII German Badges) for Sale (by ww2onlineshop.com)

Replica of Blockade Runner Badge (Abzeichen für Blockadebrecher)

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Blockade Runner Badge (Abzeichen für Blockadebrecher)

The Blockade Runner Badge or the Badge for Blockade Runners (German: Abzeichen für Blockadebrecher) was a World War II German military decoration awarded for service on warships or merchant vessels that attempted to break through the British sea blockade of Germany. It was instituted on 1 April, 1941 and first awarded on 1 July of the same year.

The badge was designed by Otto Placzeck in Berlin. It was in either tombac or zinc and featured a ship with a large eagle grasping a swastika on its bow. Around the circumference of the badge is a chain, through which the ship is cutting. The eagle was silvered whilst the rest of the badge was a dark gray colour.

The badge was worn on the left breast pocket of the uniform A smaller half-size version was awarded for use by civilians and members of the merchant marine.

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