Archive for DRL

German Social Welfare Officers Dagger

Posted in Daggers with tags , , , on July 4, 2014 by The Dude

Flag_of_the_NSDAP_(1920–1945).svgHere is an unmarked Social Welfare Officers dagger that just appeared in a local antique store one day. These daggers are virtually identical to the DRK (Red Cross) dagger except the hanger loops are circular and the hanger (missing here) is patterned differently. Again I will point out that I don’t collect daggers even though I have  7 of them now.

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Deutsches Sportabzeichen 1937 Bronze Grade

Posted in Medallions & Badges with tags , , on June 2, 2013 by The Dude

Flag_of_the_NSDAP_(1920–1945).svgThis is the German Sports Badge as it was awarded between 1937 and 1945. Hitler considered this the one award all German’s should have. The DRL Sports Badge Replaced the DRA Sports Badge in 1937. The difference being the addition of a Swastika. The badge was awarded in three grades Bronze, Silver and Gold. To qualify for the Bronze grade a men or women had to be between the ages of 18 and 32. They also had to past all five parts of a rigorous physical test within a 12 month period to qualify for the Bronze Grade. The five physical tests were in Swimming, Jumping, Running, Weight Throwing and Speed. e.g. The Speed Test for men consisted of running 10,911 yards in 50 minutes, or swim 1,091 yards in 29 minutes or cycle 12.5 miles in 45 minutes. The requirements for women were less rigorous. The DRL stands for Deutscher Reichsbund für Leibesübungen.

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U-Boat Torpedo Timer Case

Posted in Fakes & Replicas, Timepieces with tags , , , on November 21, 2010 by The Dude

Flag_of_the_NSDAP_(1920–1945).svgThis is a waterproof case for a U-Boat torpedo timer or pocket watch. It’s missing the lining inside but is otherwise in great condition. This came out of an antique store in Barrie, Ontario. Someone commented that this is definitely a reproduction. I am now certain that this is a fantasy piece. There is a NSRL/DRL type eagle attached rather than a KM one as you would expect.

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