WWII German Army Nazi German Sa Bronze Sports Award Badge

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This is a German WWII Bronze Sports badge. It later became known as the "SA Defense Badge". This badge was first introduced by Ernst Rohm on November 28th 1933. Initially issued to SA and SS personnel. On february 15th 1935 Hitler introduce two other levels of the award and expanded its eligibility to cover all nationals. The Sport badge was produced in three different grades: Bronze, Silver and gold. The sample shown here is the Bronze grade. The badge consisted of a sword pointing up placed on top of a wreath. It was awarded after successfullt passing a test. The award was retained by maintaining a clean record in National Socialism. The physical test consisted of three components: Gymnastics, self defense and agricultural field service.