N019686 DRL SPORTS BADGE LAPEL PIN IN BRONZE. (Deutsches Reichsabzeichen für Leibesübungen Aufschlagnadel)
BACKGROUND: 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.
PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION: A lapel pin version of the 1937 pattern, die struck bronze award. The badge is in the form of a 17mm tall, vertical oval oak leaf wreath, with a mobile swastika and bow to its base, encompassing the stylized, cut-out letters, "DRL." Maker marked Wernstein Jena". Complete with 60mm tall rifled pin.
GRADE ****1/4 PRICE $19.00
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