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General Militaria
Feldgenarmerie Gorget
Listing # 7924
Listing Format: Auction
Current price : $910.00
Starting bid: $395.00
# of bids: 27
Closes: Auction is closed
Started: 10/14/2017 1:00:00 PM
Ended: 10/28/2017 1:00:00 PM

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This 100% original Gorget was worn by the military field police, and was a dreaded sight among army troops in the field.  It was dreaded, because these police, especially later in the war, often held the power between life and death for troops who were suspected of desertion.  In fact, it was because of these gorgets that members of the Feldgendarmerie were given the pejorative nickname Kettenhunde (English: chained dogs). The arbitrary and brutal policing of soldiers gave them the other nickname Heldenklauer (English: hero-snatcher) because they screened refugees and hospital transports for potential deserters with orders to kill suspected malingerers.  This example retains almost all finish, and exhibits correct construction and materials.  Reproductions of this gorget are highly accurate, so bid with confidence that you're getting the real deal.

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