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My brother recently unearthed this from my dad's estate. The story is that my grandfather brought it back from Germany as a souvenir. He served during WWII in artillery and I believe was at the Battle of the Bulge. I've never seen an embroidered patch like this before, especially with the green. Does anybody know the significance of it?
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Like always happens to me, right after posting this question, I found out what it is. It's a German Polizei sports patch usually put on shirts or tank tops. It was part of the redesign of police uniforms in 1936 to make them look more like the Nazi party insignia.
 

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At first thought maybe be one of those US army patches worn by Nuremburg guards.
I don't think so. The 6850th Internal Security Detachment under Colonel Burton Andrus was responsible for guarding the Nazi prisoners before, during, and after the trials. Their unit badge was a blue and red field divided horizontally. The upper, blue portion featured a black key and a black scale. The red lower portion had a broken black German eagle on a white square.
 

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I don't think so. The 6850th Internal Security Detachment under Colonel Burton Andrus was responsible for guarding the Nazi prisoners before, during, and after the trials. Their unit badge was a blue and red field divided horizontally. The upper, blue portion featured a black key and a black scale. The red lower portion had a broken black German eagle on a white square.
Only heard about em, but looked up and found pic. Look like a key with swastika. Said to be 18th infantry regiment guarding Nazi criminals. Kind of a funny lookin scale on it.
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Green denotes some type of police. That appears to be a Police Sports Shirt patch
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Yeah, it's a Police Sports Badge. Thank you all for your information. I know that my grandpa brought it back from WWII so it's legit. It looks like it was cut off of the shirt with a knife or just torn off. Either way, it's pretty cool, other than the link to what those bastards did. My brother told me that there are supposed to be other "souvenirs" in a box that we've yet to find. Can't wait to find it and see what grandpa brought back.
 

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Yeah, it's a Police Sports Badge. Thank you all for your information. I know that my grandpa brought it back from WWII so it's legit. It looks like it was cut off of the shirt with a knife or just torn off. Either way, it's pretty cool, other than the link to what those bastards did. My brother told me that there are supposed to be other "souvenirs" in a box that we've yet to find. Can't wait to find it and see what grandpa brought back.
Most of my grandpa's "souvenirs" went way before I came along. As I understand it, he brought back a P. 38, a Mauser with a bayonet, and a Nazi canteen. The canteen was covered in grey felt, with a red, white and black felt swastika on it. It was given to the soldier by someone, but the writing is obscured with blood.

The story is that grandpa lost his rifle seeking cover during a mortar attack, landed in a foxhole with a German who was doing the same, and managed to grab the guys rifle and bash his teeth in with it. He left the foxhole with an enemy rifle and his water supply.

The Mauser was traded for beer in the '50s. The P. 38 was traded for work of some kind. The bayonet was used as a pry bar at one point, broken, and then ground into a knife. It's in one of my dad's tool boxes. The canteen is in my dad's gun safe.
 

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Too bad Pale!! Wish ya could have inherited those items. A P-38 and a 98k would be some valuable items in todays world plus great heirlooms. Things different back in the 50s.
Well, in consolation, I do have my great grandfather's WWI souvenirs. He gave his war trophies to his three oldest grandchildren; dad got the stuff from when he fought in Germany, one of dad's first cousins got the loot from his time in the Expeditionary Force in Russia, and his other cousin got the Phillipines/Moro stuff. All three have passed on, and I wonder what happened to the Russian and Philippine stuff.
 
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