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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]


Got the sword today and I'm very happy with it.

P J, UK, 12.02.2010

Thanks and badge arrived this am an excellent find so thanks once again.

C D, UK, 12.01.2010