Kappenabzeichen on postcards

Isonzo Army

One of the most common and best badges. This post is about exactly that diversity. The Isonzoarmee (former 5th Army) was active in Serbia before the opening of the Italian front. From there moved to the border region of today’s Slovenia and Italy. Its defense area extended from the eastern edge of the Carinthian Alps, from the town of Flitsch (today Bovec) along the Isonzo river to the Adriatic. The army constantly included troops of several corps size, which meant a total of over two hundred thousand troops. This justifies the large number of badges and postcards sent from here.

Badges were made in various sizes and materials. But many different versions were also printed from the postcards. In this post, I will try to present this diversity. The next two pictures show four postcards each. Each is different from the others. The first picture shows sheets decorated with a photo print of the Isonzo army’s large insignia in four different colors.

In the second series of four, three copies show an embossed badge image. Two bronze versions and a silver version, just as the cap badge also had bronze and silver versions. The fourth is again a red photo print. This differs from the previous red image in that, on the badge used for the printing work, there was a minor damage, which can also be seen on the postcard.

In addition to the postcards just presented, there are also items decorated with the image of the miniature version of the badge, also in a fairly large selection. For those who like the Isonzoarmee badge, I believe there are many of them, collecting the various cards is also a nice task. The insignia in the entry is a minted silver plate copy.

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1 year ago

If i am correct, the badge motif was taken from the plaque made by a well-known sculptor, Georg Hermann. 🙂

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