catalogue access

EM36 Warsaw Pact Badges

By Richard Hollingdale

Look inside this book!
ISBN: 9781847972811
PUBLISHED: 23/09/2011
BINDING: Paperback
SIZE: 260x190 mm
INSIDE: 120 colour photographs & colour plates

As the chief rival to NATO from 1955 - 1991, the Warsaw Pact was, and has since remained, a popular subject for military students and historians alike. On the collecting market the vast range of awards, badges and insignia produced during the Cold War has helped to make the national armies of the Warsaw Pact a popular choice with many military specialists. Surprisingly, even though a great deal has been written about the armour, weapons, uniforms and equipment, no comprehensive reference source on the subject of badges has been printed in the English language.

For the first time, this book offers the collector a comprehensive reference source that will allow the accurate identification of Warsaw Pact badges, mentioning the various methods of construction employed, variations in design observed according to manufacturer or changes employed over time, and their general availability today.

Alongside the badges awarded by the land forces, many others are featured that were issued by the navies, air forces, border guards, militias and para-military sports associations of the USSR, East Germany, Czechoslovakia, Poland, Hungary, Romania and Bulgaria between 1955 - 1991.

Contents include:

  • Cap badges
  • Airborne awards
  • Soviet Guards badges
  • Clasps
  • Military proficiency

RRP: £10.95

Site Price: £8.76

Print this page

Latest Reviews
" This book offers the collector a comprehensive reference source for the accurate identification of Warsaw Pact badges. It covers their materials and construction details, manufacturers' variations, changes made over time, and their availability on the militaria market.
Highly recommended and excellent value for money. "
Review Type: Press
Reviewed By: Classic arms and Militaria

" The author has performed an outstanding investigation into the vast array of Warsaw Pact badges and to be able to collate so many images of badges is a stunning piece of research. Undoubtedly this will become the English language standard reference book on this topic. "
Review Type: Press
Reviewed By:

Submit a review...
Your Name:
Your Email:
Your Review: