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eMedals-Spain, Franco Period. A Blue Division Dog Tag, 10 Company Jager-Division 262

Item: M0044-30

Spain, Franco Period. A Blue Division Dog Tag, 10 Company Jager-Division 262

Sale Date: April 2, 2019 Hammer Price

$254

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Spain, Franco Period. A Blue Division Dog Tag, 10 Company Jager-Division 262

A German aluminium dog tag for Spanish Blue Division, engraving “span div 10/ JR 262 - 212” (10 Company Jager-Division 262), with plain reverse, measuring 71.42 (w) x 50.95 mm (h), accompanied by its cord, heavy contact, fair.

 

Footnote: The Blue Division was an unit of Spanish volunteers, together with an Infanterie-Division of the German Army, who fought on the Eastern Front of the Second World War. The Blue Division was the only component of the German Army to be awarded a medal of their own, commissioned by Hitler after the effectiveness it had impeding the advance of the Red Army. Blue Division casualties in all of the Russo-German conflict totaled 22,700 (3,934 battle deaths, 570 disease deaths, 326 missing or captured, 8,466 wounded, 7,800 sick, and 1,600 frostbitten). In action against the Blue Division, the Red Army suffered 49,300 casualties.

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