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Gustav Brehmer, Markneukirchen

The company of Gustav Brehmer was founded in 1871 in the town of Markneukirchen in Saxony and became one of the premier manufacturers of war badges during the Third Reich. Interestingly, Karl Wurster, owner of another major war badge manufacturer during the Third Reich began his career working for Brehmer until he eventually opened his own factory some 100 meters from Brehmer after leaving in 1912. The craftsmen at Brehmer produced some of the highest quality badges for the Luftwaffe and Heer including the numbered Panzer Assault Badge (PAB) and numbered General Assault Badge (GAB), but was perhaps most well-known for their stunning Luftwaffe Flak Badges. Until recently it was not known that Brehmer also produced a Heeres-Flak Badge for the German Army. Brehmer manufactured Heeres-Flak Badges in both Tombak and Feinzinc.

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