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M-351A

German WWII NAZI DRL Sports Badge in Silver

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  • $ 110


German WWII NAZI DRL Sports Badge in Silver-A great example of this type, retaining 80% of its silver finish and displaying some minor burnishing. There is a minor amount of wear to the highlights of the obverse. The reverse is marked D.R.G.M. 35269 [Deutscher Reichsbund für Leibesübungen/German League of the Reich for Physical Exercise]. It also maker marked for “Wernstein-Jena”. A great example of this prestigious physical fitness award!  Fine condition. 

History: Originally introduced in 1913 as the DRA badge, this was modified in 1933 to the DRL badge and again in 1937 with the addition of the swastika. The award was intended as an incentive for physical training and was issued to both males and females between 18 and 32 years old who met the required criteria for an eight-year period, or those between the ages of 32 to 40 who met the criteria over a twelve-month period.