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German U57 Devil Tradition Badge – Item 107184

Scarce U57 U boat tradition badge. Measures 8cm in length. Original red painted metal. Shows a devil holding a torch. Holes to edge for attachment to cap. A scarce U boat tradition badge.


Note: This emblem first appeared on U-57 under the command of Kptlt. Claus Korth. There were two variants: a devil with a torch, and a devil netting a small boat with Winston Churchill on board (designed by the WO Oblt. z. See von Hartmann). Erich Topp took over the red devil and made him famous, displaying him on U-57, U-552 and U-2513.

Topp wrote of: “The two dancing red devils carrying the torches of life and of destruction.”

Price: £75

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