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Title Miniature general assault pin
Nationality German
Period c 1940-45

The badge, for which this pin is the miniature, was instituted on 1 June 1940. It was originally intended as the engineers' assault badge, but was quickly redesignated to include members of the artillery, anti-tank and anti-aircraft units and battlefield medics who served with the infantry and armour in an auxilliary role during an assault.

It is a nice example, with virtually all its silver plate finish intact. The details is so good that you can even see the stipple finish between the two tips of the oak leaf wreath. One of the nicest miniature pins of this type that I've seen for a long while.

Its condition is excellent: a somewhat tarnished finish, easily cleaned off with ammonia and soap, should you want to. I would discourage the use of abrasive polishes on this type of badge, as you never know how thin the layer of plate actually is.

This badge is 1.6cm high (excluding the pin).

If you want to comment on this item—re quality, age, etc—please email me.

[Militaria : Badges : Third Reich : Wehrmacht]


Received and in superb condition, thank you

A G, UK, 21.03.2012

Having received the beautiful medal that has been the subject of many recent phone calls, I am absolutely delighted with it. More importantly, the research you provided into the military backgrounds of all those involved made it all the more poignant. Thank you for your highly professional and friendly help and advice throughout the transaction.

Edward Hudson, UK, 10.02.2011