Battle town brooches – German edition!

In a follow up to last week’s post about the souvenir badges made during and after the war, here are two from the other side of the front line. This oval shaped one is engraved with imperial regalia with the words ‘ANDENKEN AN’ below a cross and ‘FLANDERS’ on the front. This translates as ‘in memory of Flanders’.

The second example is an incredibly detailed hand engraved depiction of Germany’s armed forces. The fact that the creator has skilfully included so many different military elements is a real tribute to his skill. We can see the infantry, cavalry, artillery, even a plane and an observation balloon!