Brand new, original current issue GERMAN ARMY PARATROOPER BERET BADGE. Nice badge showing diving Eagle just as the WW2 German issue Falschirmjaeger Badge. Makers marked with the famous A for the German maker ASSMAN.
Fallschirmjäger is the German word for paratroopers. They played an important role during World War II, when, together with the Gebirgsjaeger they were perceived as the elite infantry units of the German military. After World War II, they were reconstituted as parts of postwar armed forces of both West and East Germany, mainly as special ops troops.
German Fallschirmjaegers in World War II were the first paratroopers to be committed in large-scale airborne operations. They came to be known as the "green devils" by the Allied forces they fought against.