This is a most interesting, large veteran’s badge that commemorates the Russian-German Legion’s 100th anniversary in 1912. The regiment was formally known as Infanterie-Regiment Graf Bose (1. Thüringisches) Nr 31. As previously noted, the regiment was founded in 1812 and garrisoned at Altona (Altona is located in Northern Germany near Hamburg) where it was assigned to the IX. Armeekorps. The badge measures an impressive 2 1/2″ x 1 3/4.” It is in the shape of a cross and features a high-relief depiction of a soldier standing at attention in its center. Information about the Legion and its one-hundred-year jubilee is noted. If somebody pinned this badge to their garment, they certainly were aware that they were wearing a large memento for the occasion!
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