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Original WWII German Russian Front Medal Killed In Action Document Grouping Certified


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$175.00

Original WWII German Eastern Front or “Russian Front” Medal KIA document grouping.  Russian front “frozen Meat Medal” was the slang term for this award. The Russian Front Medal was instituted by Adolf Hitler on May 26TH 1942 to commemorate the first winter campaign in Russia. The award was available to all Wehrmacht personnel, civilians and foreign volunteers who met the required criteria with the main qualification being at least fourteen days of participation in combat on the Russian front. Die struck, alloy construction, medal with a silver washed outer rim and helmet, and a blued center. The obverse of the medal features a recessed outer rim with an embossed helmet and stick grenade to the top center and a high relief Wehrmacht style national eagle with down swept wings, clutching a static swastika in its talons which is superimposed on a laurel leaf sprig to the center. The reverse of the medal features a recessed outer rim with a smooth background field with embossed Latin script to the center, “Winterschlacht Im Osten 1941/42”, (Winter Battle in the East 1941/42), above a crossed sword and laurel leaf sprig. The medal loop and the ribbon suspension ring are both intact.  in good condition with minor storage wear to the cloth and ribbon. Also has the issue envelope and document group from the solider who was killed in Russia. Documents are in good condition (piece of tape is present on one). Also a modern inquiry to the German War Graves commission seeking more information on the soldier. Killed In action Groupings like this rarely come up for sale. Gettysburg Museum Certified (COA) provided.   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