Original WWII German INFANTRY ASSAULT BADGE IN BRONZE. (Infanterie-Sturmabzeichen in Bronze) Certified By The Gettysburg Museum Of History
Original WWII German Infantry Assault Badge In Bronze (Infanterie-Sturmabzeichen in Bronze) Certified By The Gettysburg Museum Of History. When Generaloberst Walther von Brauchitsch, introduced the Infantry Assault Badge in Silver on December 20TH 1939 bestowal of the badge was not extended to motorized infantry personnel. This was rectified on June 1ST 1940 with the introduction of the Infantry Assault Badge in Bronze for award to Officer’s, and EM/NCO’s of Motorized Infantry units. The requirements for bestowal, and design of the badge matched those of the silver badge. The criteria for the award varied, with the main qualification being participation in three separate motorized Infantry assaults. Die struck, solid backed, alloy award with remnants of bronze wash. The nicely detailed badge features an embossed, vertically oval, oak-leaf wreath with a Wehrmacht style eagle with down-swept wings, superimposed to the top center, encompassing a cut-out rifle with fixed bayonet and sling. The original hinge, pin and catch assembly are broken (priced accordingly) . The reverse of the badge is also well marked with the embossed manufacturer’s initials. Complete museum documentation (COA) Provided. Certified by The Gettysburg Museum of History. The Gettysburg Museum of History does not support or condone Adolf Hitler or the Nazi Party and is only offering this as a historic relic. Please see our other items. Also note when browsing our web site there are several pages of items, at the bottom of the list look for other page numbers. RARE Maker Mark!