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Legitimation for the Tapferkeitsmedaille

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Just acquired today. First one of these I've encountered.

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Hi Gordon!

 

Always surprising to see some of these surviving WWI and WWII and also the following 70 years... :smile:

 

The were made so small to fit in what was called "Legitimationsblattkapsel".

 

Kind regards, Peter

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Hi Peter,

 

Thanks for the info. I did wonder why it was so small and insignificant looking. Easy to imagine that the vast majority could have become lost over the years. I have seen many small "documents" like this that were glued by the edge into the of a soldier's Soldbuch and wondered if this was a similar thing.

 

Can you tell me any more about the "Legitimationsblattkapsel" and what it looked like ?

 

Best regards

 

Gordon.

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Hi Gordon!

 

Here are 2 "Legitimationsblattkapseln". First one for officers, second one for non-commissioned officers and enlisted men. Hope, these will find Your interest!

 

Kind regards, Peter

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Fascinating ! I would imagine that not too many have survived complete with the paper details of the soldier.

 

Thanks for showing these super pieces.

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Hi Gordon!

 

The "normal" ones are not hard to find in Austria, the ones for officers are much more rarer and there are different types, e.g. the Hungarians had them with "I FJ" instead of "FJ I". The rarest ones are the "Karl"-types.

 

Kind regards and please keep on posting Austrian items :smile: ,

 

Peter

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That's a nice "document" for the silver award (II). I have a similar Legitimation (bronze class) to a German NCO from machine gun company #601 that served alongside the Austrians.

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