N013057 DRL BRONZE SPORTS BADGE IN CLOTH. (Deutsches Reichsabzeichen für Leibesübungen, Bronze) 

BACKGROUND: Originally introduced in 1913 as the DRA badge, this was modified in 1933 to the DRL badge and again in 1937 with the addition of the swastika. The award was intended as an incentive for physical training, and was issued to both males and females between 18 and 32 years old who met the required criteria for an eight year period, or those between the ages of 32 to 40 who met the criteria over a twelve month period.

PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION: A cloth version of the 1937 pattern bronze award. Upon its 2 1/4" x 2 3/4", black rayon base is machine woven, in bronze-colored threads, a 2" tall, vertical oval oak leaf wreath, with a mobile swastika and bow to its base, encompassing the stylized, cut-out letters, "DRL." Mint , near unissued condition. Nice.

GRADE ****½                             PRICE $29.00

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