Dutch NSKK Badge of Honor / Loyalty WWII German Scarce
Very scarce item. Dutch NSKK volunteer Badge of Honor. These were only awarded in two separate ceremonies. Among recipients were something like 40 Dutch NSKK drivers attached to 6th Army that were pulled out of Stalingrad pocket. A few have recently turned up near Berlin but as they are dug they are in relic condition and mostly broken. Word on top of badge "TROUW" translates to loyalty or honor. As this was for NSKK, outher portion of badge is a tire inside of which is the Wolf's Angle (Dutch SS symbol), dagger and German helmet. This one does show significant wear with one dent at about 5 o'clock position. There is some bronze finish remaining here and there and, although pin is a little bent, the barbell hinge is in great shape and hook catch is fine. Very hard to find item in complete condition.