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WWII German Nazi Infantry Assault Badge in Bronze Infanterie Sturmabzeichen
Item #: VF4854
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Roughly 2 1/2", tall, 1 7/8", wide, vertically oval, die struck, solid backed, alloy construction badge features an embossed, vertically oval, oak-leaf wreath with a Wehrmacht, (Armed-Forces), 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. Badge is not maker marked. A very beautiful badge!
The Close Combat Clasp series of awards were introduced on November 25TH 1942 for award to personnel who fought in hand-to-hand combat situations unsupported by armor. The Clasp was issued in three grades, of Bronze, Silver and Gold with each successive grade signifying more days spent in hand-to-hand or close combat. Criteria for award of the clasps consisted of fifteen days of hand-to-hand combat for bestowal of the Bronze clasp, thirty days of hand-to-hand combat for bestowal of the Silver clasp and fifty days of hand-to-hand combat for bestowal of the Gold clasp. There was also a prescribed, combat to time served ratio, enabling long serving personnel to be eligible for award of a clasp.
Shipping Weight: 0.6 lb
Your Price $180.00 USD