General Assault Badge by Wiedmann Complete With Presentation Box

An extremely rare mint General Assault Badge by Wiedmann complete with the original presentation box, constructed in silver-plated zinc.   The obverse of the badge retains its original finish, with fine detail and a beautiful patina.  The reverse of the award is a textbook example of Wiedman with a soldered hinge and catch, with a round wire pin stamped with the classic E.Ferd. Wiedmann, Frankfurt logo.  This desirable General Assault Badge by Wiedmann, also comes complete with an original snakeskin-style printed cardboard box fully intact.  The badge has no damage or repairs and is in mint condition, which will be hard to upgrade.

Product ID: 6564


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General Assault Badge

The General Assault Badge (Allgemeines Sturmabzeichen) was awarded to personnel of the German Army, Waffen-SS, and Ordnungspolizei (order police) who supported an infantry attack but were not part of specific infantry units and therefore did not qualify for the Infantry Assault Badge.

Instituted on the 1st of June 1940, by General Walther von Brauchitsch and designed by Wilhelm Ernst Peekhaus, which depicts an oval wreath of oak leaves around the circumference with a pair of acorns at the base.  Within the wreath is a large Wehrmacht Eagle grasping a swastika pierced on crossed bayonet and stick grenade.

The award was adapted in June 1943, with a small plate at the base with either 25, 50, 70, or 100 to recognise combatants that have taken part in numerous attacks.

The award was originally designed for combat engineers, as well as ground support units including anti-aircraft, anti-tank, artillery, and medical units.

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