Infantry Assault Badge Silver by Wiedmann

A nice example of an Infantry Assualt Badge Silver by Wiedmann, constructed in zinc.  The obverse depicts an oval-shaped oak leave wreath, surmounted by a national eagle clutching a swastika.  Diagonally across the badge is a K98 rifle with a fixed bayonet and hanging sling.  The reverse is visibly marked with the makers’ mark “UU” for E. Ferdinand Wiedmann, in Frankfurt, with lilly pad style soldered hinge, and a round wire pin on a round soldered plate.

The badge has no damage or repairs, with nice aged patina in good condition.

 

 

 

Product ID: 5724

£165.00

Description

Infantry Assault Badge Silver

The Infantry Assault Badge in Silver (German: Infanterie-Sturmabzeichen) was awarded to the Waffen-SS and Wehrmacht Heer soldiers during the Second World War. This decoration was instituted on 20 December 1939 by the Commander-in-Chief of the German Army, Generalfeldmarschall Walther von Brauchitsch. It could be awarded to members of non-motorized Infantry units and units of the Gebirgsjäger that had participated in Infantry assaults, with light infantry weapons, on at least three separate days of battle on the front line on or after 1 January 1940. When a counter-offensive led to fighting, it could also apply.  Award of the Infantry Assault Badge was authorised at the regimental command level.

The Infantry Assault Badge Silver was instituted on 20 December 1939, and was awarded to infantry soldiers who had taken part in at least three infantry assaults or at least three armed reconnaissance operations or engaged in hand-to-hand combat in an assault position, or participated in three separate days in the reestablishment of combat positions.

The Infantry Assault Badge depicts an oval oak leaf wreath with the Wehrmacht (Armed Forces) style eagle above with swept wings clutching a swastika in its talons, with a Mauser rifle with a fixed bayonet and sling in the centre angled, which was worn bottom left breast.

 

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