West Wall Medal

An original West Wall Medal (Deutsches Schutzwall-Ehrenzeichen) the medal is oval-shaped struck in bronze, with a border of overlapping oak leaves with crossed sword and shovel which represent the Siegfried line, with the Wehrmacht eagle above complete with suspension loop, unmarked with original ribbon.  The reverse of the medal bears the inscription “FUR ARBEIT SCHUTZ DEUTLANDS” which translates to (FOR WORK IN THE DEFENCE OF GERMANY).  The medal has no damage or repairs in good condition.

 

 

Product ID: 9236

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West Wall Medal

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.