H022687 INFANTRY ASSAULT BADGE IN SILVER. (Infanterie-Sturmabzeichen in Silber)

BACKGROUND: The Infantry Assault Badge in silver was introduced on December 20TH 1939 by Generaloberst Walther von Brauchitsch, for award to Officers and EM/NCOs of non-motorized Infantry and Mountain Infantry units. Criteria for bestowal of the badge varied, with the main qualification being participation in three separate Infantry assaults. Of Note: On June 1ST 1940 a bronze version of the Infantry Assault Badge was introduced for award to Officers and EM/NCOs of Motorized Infantry units.

PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION: Die stamped, hollow backed, alloy construction badge features an embossed, vertically oval, oak-leaf wreath with a Wehrmacht style eagle with down-swept wings, superimposed to the top center, encompassing a cut-out rifle with a fixed bayonet and a sling. Nice nickel silver plate. The reverse is a mirror image of the obverse and has a crimped, soldered hinge, a thin round vertical pin and a soldered catch all intact. Unmarked.

GRADE ****1/4                             PRICE $269.00

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