Medal, West Wall

A German West Wall Medal. The oval bronzed brass medal features a crossed sword and a shovel, a German eagle atop a swastika and a bunker. The obverse is fringed by a wreath of oak leaves. " FUR / ARBEIT/ ZUM / SCHUTZE / DEUTSCH-/LANDS " is marked on the reverse fringed by a wreath of oak leaves. The medal is attached to a yellow ribbon with two thin white stripes by a simple suspension ring.
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This medal was gifted to Taranaki Museum as part of the large collection of medals of prominent south Taranaki lawyer John Houston.
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