Original German WWII Early War Bullion Embroidered Panzer Officer Breast Eagle Insignia
Original Items: Only One Set Available. The term panzer division (German: Panzerdivision) as commonly used in English language refers almost exclusively to the armored (tank) division in the army branch of the Wehrmacht and of NSDAP Germany during World War II. The panzer divisions were the key element of German success in the Blitzkrieg operations of the early years of the war. Later the Waffen-SS formed panzer divisions, and even the Luftwaffe fielded a panzer division, the Herman Goring Division. The term Panzerdivision is still used in today's Heer of the Bundeswehr (for example 1. Panzerdivision). In German speaking countries the term is not immediately associated with the Wehrmacht as it is in English speaking nations, as the word simply means 'armored division' and has no additional connotation.
A panzer division was a combined arms formation, having both tanks (German Panzerkampfwagen, "armored fighting vehicle", usually shortened to "Panzer") and infantry as organic components, along with artillery, anti-aircraft, signals, etc. However, the proportions of the components of a panzer division changed over time.
This is a very good condition early WWII German Panzer Officer's Breast Eagle Insignia, made of a black felt background with hand embroidered silver bullion thread, held together with some standard silver thread, as originally produced. It does not look to have been ever installed on a uniform, and still has the original backing and stitching visible. There is some oxidation and plating loss on the bullion, but it still presents very nicely.
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