A Lot of Seven Awards Recovered from Bombed Zimmermann Factory
A Lot of Seven Awards Recovered from Bombed Zimmermann Factory - Three Iron Cross 2nd Class 1939 Cores, iron; Close Combat Clasp, zinc first strike; Three Wehrmacht Long Service Badge 4th Class for 4 Years Loyal Service. Footnote: Zimmermann was a well known German manufacturer of a great variety of awards, German as well as International, that was destroyed in an allied bombing raid in the early 1940's on Pforzheim, Germany. Sometime during the 1990's, during construction on the former factory site, a quantity of medals was discovered (about 50 kilos) and bought by eMedals. Some were in good condition, but most of the pieces exhibited fire damage, or were rusted. Hundreds of pieces were partially finished, and some items were just medal parts, as one would expect to be found in the factory.