Third Reich Germany
Stamped from sheet metal, the M16 helmet retains little original paint having been reissued twice. The top coat appears to be very late-war, likely 1945 (sloppy application).
Stamped from magnetic steel, the M35 helmet retains 85% of the original blued grey paint. The left side of the helmet retains 75% of the factory applied second pattern Luftwaffe eagle decal.
Crisply stamped from magnetic sheet metal the badge is affixed to uniform matching cloth by four prongs and backing plate.
Measuring approximately 15cm x 10.5cm, the postcard print features Knight's Cross winner Helmuth Valtiner in shades of charcoal brown.
Instituted by Adolf Hitler in 1939 until 1941, the West Wall Medal was to recognize personnel who defended, built or planned fortifications on the western German border.
A decorated officer, Georg was posthumously promoted to Hauptmann of Panzer Regiment 1 following his death on November 30th 1943.
Issued to Unteroffizier Walter Strenge, Strenge served in the 11th company of the 46th Infantry Regiment as part of the Wehrmacht's 30th Infantry Division.
The award document issued by the Führer Headquarters, features Generalfeldmarschall Wilhelm Keitel's signature (may be facsimile).