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N054762 DRL SPORTS BADGE QUALIFICATION BOOKLET.(Büchlein)
BACKGROUND: Originally introduced in 1913 as the DRA badge, this was modified in 1933 to the DRL, "Deutschen Reichsbundes für Leibesübungen" (German National-league for Physical-fitness), 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: An achievement booklet for the "Deutschen Reichsbundes für Leibesübungen" sports award. The 15cm x 21cm, off-white colored, card stock cover of the booklet features an embossed image of the award, being an oval oak-leaf wreath with "DRL" in stylized script to its center and a swastika to its base. The first page is blank. The second page has the photograph of the recipient, in this case a Heer soldier wearing an M43 tunic. The third page has a printed image of the award, and spaces for the name and birth date of the recipient, his affiliated organization and its location, and the level, being bronze, silver or gold, of the award. Following pages lists the required qualifications for the award. The achievement book shows light age soiling to its covers, and the subtle yellowing to the pages one expects in bleached paper, but no other damage.
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