Very rare hand made construction alloy badge with copper wash .Instituted by Admiral Donitz on 19th Nov 44.Awarded for meritorious service that was not covered by existing awards.The original official design was never put into production and had a eagle and swastika.Only a small number of these were produced on board ships including the Prinz Eugen after hostilities ended hence they do not have the eagle and swastika
An illustrated and documentary history of the Knights Cross Holders Of The Waffen SS and Police.R.James Bender Publishing.Hardback. 524 pages.1993.2nd Edition. Jost W.Schneider.
Steel block wax seal with Intelligence Corp stamp and to reverse appears to be metal etched lines to the block for striking matches.Has metal chain for wearing round neck. Unsual item.
Hardback.With dustcover.184 pages.Profusely illustrated.Excellent reference work.Signed copy by author.