German WWII Bronze Infantry Assault Badge-Unmarked example but still retaining excellent details and the majority of the bronze finish to both the obverse and reverse. This one has come right out of the woodwork and you can see that by the color of the pin which is rusty and the fact that the catch is pushed down, I will not attempt to clean this up, I’ll leave this up to the next owner. Bargain priced.
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.