A somewhat difficult to find example of the WWII German Kriegsmarine (navy) single piece eagle & cockage insignia. Much of the original finish of this eagle is lost, but trace amounts are visible on the reverse and in the recessed details. Displays well, ~50 mm (w) x 43 mm (h).
The Kriegsmarine was the navy of Nazi Germany from 1935 to 1945. It superseded the Imperial German Navy of the German Empire (1871–1918) and the inter-war Reichsmarine (1919–1935) of the Weimar Republic. The Kriegsmarine was one of three official branches, along with the Heer and the Luftwaffe, of the Wehrmacht, the German armed forces from 1935 to 1945.