Offered for sale is an original immediate post-WW1 German Silesian Eagle Order 1st Class. The badge features a black enamelled eagle, with silver serrated feathers and features. The lower silver bar ‘FUR SCHLESIEN’ relates to the campaign against the Polish independence fighters in the region of Silesia, with the eagle’s chest sporting a silver crescent moon and cross. Slight vaulted type, with toned white frosting reverse and pin backed attachment. Measures 32mm x 42mm and is in near mint condition.
The award was created on 16 June 1919 by General Leutnant von Friedenburg, General commanding the German VI Army Corps and awarded for six months’ service in Silesia combating Polish nationalists.