German WWII Russian Front Award-Sound example with portion of the issue ribbon still attached. This example is constructed in silvered and blacked zinc. Minor wear on the reverse, but the finish on this example is mostly intact. This is a good example of this “frozen meat” medal.
History: 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 between November 15th, 1941 and April 15th, 1942 within preset geographical boundaries or a minimum of two weeks of combat, have 30 days over enemy territory as flying personnel, being wounded or getting a frozen limb for which the wound badge was awarded, or a minimum of 60 days continuous time the combat zone.