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A very fine and rare badge here, commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the foundation of the Latvian Riflemen. This badge is in good condition, shows no major damage or wear. Screwback to the reverse with matching spinner. Unmarked. 1960's production. 


The Latvian Riflemen (Latvian: Latviešu strēlnieki, Russian: Латышские стрелки, romanized: Latyshskie strelki) were originally a military formation of the Imperial Russian Army assembled starting 1915 in Latvia, in order to defend Baltic territories against the Germans in World War I. Initially, the battalions were formed by volunteers, and from 1916 by conscription among the Latvian population. A total of about 40,000 troops were drafted into the Latvian Riflemen Division. They were used as an elite force in the Imperial and Bolshevik armies.

Soviet Latvian Badge for "50 Years of Latvian Riflemen"

SKU: SOV0169

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