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Title Infantry assault badge, silver
Nationality German
Period c 1939-45

This was the classic Third Reich infantry assault award. Criteria were to have taken part in three or more infantry assaults or armed reconnaissance operations, to have engaged in hand to hand combat in an assault position or to have participated on three separate days in the restitution of combat positions.

This is a die-struck hollow-pressed example, with virtually all of its original silver finish intact. The base metal is probably zinc, but could just be tombak, which would account for the fine silver finish remaining intact. On most zinc examples, the silver finish is only 50% extant through absorption of the silver finish by the base metal. There is no maker's mark.

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[Militaria : Badges : Third Reich : Army]


My husband LOVED his North Africa escape map - I had it professionally framed - it's beautiful.

T A, UK, 02.04.2013

Yes, arrived safe and sound, very nice, and very interesting. Have a couple of friends in the States slavering over the pictures, one of them loves searching old lists, etc. If I can tie it down more definitely will let you know.

N R, UK, 19.10.2005