Original WWII German Infantry Assault Badge In Bronze Brought Home By A U.S. Veteran Certified. The Infantry Assault Badge in silver was introduced on December 20TH 1939 by Generaloberst Walther von Brauchitsch, for award to Officers, and EM/NCO’s of non-motorized, Infantry and Mountain Infantry units. Including the Waffen SS. Criteria for the award varied. Die struck, solid backed, zinc construction badge with a silver washed finish features an embossed, vertically oval, oak-leaf wreath with a Wehrmacht style eagle with down-swept wings, clutching a canted swastika in its talons, superimposed to the top center, encompassing a cut-out, bolt action, rifle with a fixed bayonet and a sling. The solid reverse has a crimped, soldered hinge, a thin, round, vertical, pin and a soldered catch on an oval base plate all intact. Rare semi-hollow back version. Good condition some slight loss to the bronze finish. 100% guaranteed to be authentic complete museum documentation (COA) provided. One of the classic Third Reich combat awards. Brought home by a U.S. Veteran as a trophy of war. Also note when browsing our web site there are several pages of items, at the bottom of the list look for other page numbers.