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German WWII Army/SS Silver Infantry Assault Badge

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German WWII Army/SS Silver Infantry Assault Badge-Solid example with a nicely toned finish. The finish is almost 100% missing, though some remains on the high points of this badge and on the reverse only where the pin attaches. Nice details on this medal.  It has a perfectly functioning pin and catch. Good example of this well-worn award.   

History: The infantry assault badge in silver was introduced on December 20th, 1939, by Generaloberst Walther von Brauchitsh, as an award for officer’s and EM/NCO’s of non-motorized infantry and Mountain infantry units. The criteria for the badge varied, with the main qualification being the participation in three separate infantry assaults.  On June 1st, 1940, a bronze version of this Infantry Assault Badge was introduced as an award to Officer’s and EM/NCO’s of Motorized infantry units. The criteria for the bronze badge matched those of the silver badge; again, with the main qualification being the participation in three separate motorized infantry assaults.