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War Badges or Kriegsabzeichen 
These are a unique German phenomenon that blossomed during Word War II. They both honored and determined the level of experience of soldier, at first glance. Though they were in existence before 1918, the number of Kriegsabzeichen dramatically increased during the war and by 1945 there were over 40. Obviously some of these are fakes! But beautifully made of heavy cast metal.