Panzer Assault Badge Bronze By Deumer Hollow Version

An early Panzer Assault Badge Bronze by Wilhelm Deumer, hollow back, constructed in zinc, unmarked but attributed to Wilhelm Deumer.  The reverse of the badge has a vertical style pin with a “C” catch on a round base, and a block style hinge on a rectangular base plate; measuring 39.78 mm (w) x 59.19 mm (h), weighing 19.4 grams.

The badge has no damage or repairs, with 75% of the bronze finish intact with a nice aged patina in good condition.

Product ID: 5717

£345.00

Description

Panzer Assault Badge Bronze

The Panzer Assault Badge Bronze was instituted on 1.6.1940, the version was created for panzer grenadier units equipped with armoured vehicles, as well as other infantry, armoured reconnaissance and medical units serving with Panzer divisions.  From 31 December 1942 armoured unit repair teams could receive the silver badge for repairing tanks in combat conditions on three different days.

In June 1943 additional tank badges were instituted including the bronze version and other variations for 25, 50, 75 and 100 armoured actions. The number of engagements required for these higher-level badges could be reduced for those with previous long and continuous frontline service or who had received disabling wounds.

Only one badge, the highest level received, could be worn.

 

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