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

This good example appears to be of silver tombak and there is no maker's mark. I say tombak, inasmuch as there is evidence of copper plating under the silver finish. However, it could still be a zinc badge overplated with copper and then finished with silver. The silver finish is original and is in good shape for its age.

The qualificatons were: 1) to have taken part in 3 or more infantry assaults; 2) in 3 or more counter attacks, or combinations of 1 and 2; 3) in 3 or more armed reconaissance operations; 4) to have been engaged in hand to hand combat in an assault; 5) to have participated on 3 separate days in the restitution of combat positions.

The condition is excellent for its age.

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


[Militaria : Badges : Third Reich : Army]

testimonials

bayonet arrived safely, I'm very happy with it

C B, UK, 02.09.2015

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

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