The West Wall Medal was instituted on 2 August 1939 and was given to those who designed and built the fortifications on Germany’s western borders, known as the Westwall or the Siegfried Line, and to the troops who served there between 15 June 1938 to 31 March 1939. In 1944, after the Allied invasion, it was again “re-instituted” and awarded to those who took part in the fortification of the western borders.

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West Wall Medal

This original West Wall Medal is a fine bronze strike it is oval in shape, with a border overlapping oak leaves.  At the top of the open winged eagle with swastika and below a crossed sword and shovel which represent the Siegfried line.  On the reverse bear the inscription “FUR ARBEIT SCHUTZ DEUTLANDS” which translate FOR WORK IN THE DEFENCE OF GERMANY.  Unknown makers mark, measuring ………….in good condition.