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Old 07-24-2017, 01:59 PM   #1
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Hi. Picked this up at a local boot sale. Appears to be some sort of badge and I can make out 1917. Any ideas, all help appreciated.
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Old 07-24-2017, 02:07 PM   #3
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Weihnachten im Felde 1917 or Christmas on the field 1917 - yes military either German or Austro-Hungarian. 4 maybe InfReg 4?
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'Christmas in the field' (if my German's correct) seems a strange 'motto' for a military badge. Does anyone know the significance of this and what type of badge it is.
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'Christmas in the field' (if my German's correct) seems a strange 'motto' for a military badge. Does anyone know the significance of this and what type of badge it is.
Nothing strange about that - period post cards commemorating Christmas away from home during wartime service are quite common. IMO on the field is a better translation as in on the field of battle. And of course you are welcome.
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Old 07-24-2017, 04:57 PM   #6
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https://www.google.de/search?q=weihn...=1500933225486

Badge of a cap - Austro-Hungarian army.

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Old 07-24-2017, 05:09 PM   #8
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As above this is a badge for the Austro-Hungarian Fourth Army IIRC.

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That's because it's essentially a tinnie.
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