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.