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Kriegsverdienstkreuz 2. Klasse mit Schwerter

This is a nice example of the 'Kriegsverdienst Kreuz 2. Klasse mit Schwerter' (War Merit Cross 2nd class with swords). The War Merit Cross was instituted by Adolf Hitler on 18 October 1939. The cross is marked with '57' - Karl Hensler. Nice cross in fair to good condition!

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Medaille für die Winterschlacht im Osten - German eastern front medal

The Eastern Front Medal (German: Medaille 'Winterschlacht im Osten') was a World War II German military decoration awarded to both combatant and non-combatant personnel who saw service on the German Eastern Front during the period 15 November 1941 to 15 April 1942. It was instituted on 26 May 1942 and is more commonly known as the Ostmedaille (East Medal). It was commissioned to recognise the hardship endured by German and Axis personnel, combatant or non-combatant, during the especially bitter Russian winter of 1941 and 1942. It was called the Frozen Meat Medal or the "Order of the Frozen Flesh" (German: Gefrierfleischorden) by Heer, Luftwaffe and Waffen-SS personnel to whom it was awarded.

 

The medal has a marker but difficult to read.

Fair condition!

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Kriegsverdienstkreuz 2. Klasse mit Schwerter I

This is a nice example of the 'Kriegsverdienst Kreuz 2. Klasse mit Schwerter' (War Merit Cross 2nd class with swords). The War Merit Cross was instituted by Adolf Hitler on 18 October 1939. The cross is not visible maker marked. 

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Medaille für die Winterschlacht im Osten - German eastern front medal I

The Eastern Front Medal (German: Medaille 'Winterschlacht im Osten') was a World War II German military decoration awarded to both combatant and non-combatant personnel who saw service on the German Eastern Front during the period 15 November 1941 to 15 April 1942. It was instituted on 26 May 1942 and is more commonly known as the Ostmedaille (East Medal). It was commissioned to recognise the hardship endured by German and Axis personnel, combatant or non-combatant, during the especially bitter Russian winter of 1941 and 1942. It was called the Frozen Meat Medal or the "Order of the Frozen Flesh" (German: Gefrierfleischorden) by Heer, Luftwaffe and Waffen-SS personnel to whom it was awarded.

 

The medal has no marker.  Fair condition!

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Kriegsverdienstkreuz 2. Klasse mit Schwerter III

This is a nice example of the 'Kriegsverdienst Kreuz 2. Klasse mit Schwerter' (War Merit Cross 2nd class with swords). The War Merit Cross was instituted by Adolf Hitler on 18 October 1939.  Maker is unreadable.

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Kriegsverdienstkreuz 2. Klasse mit Schwerter IV

This is a nice example of the 'Kriegsverdienst Kreuz 2. Klasse mit Schwerter' (War Merit Cross 2nd class with swords). The War Merit Cross was instituted by Adolf Hitler on 18 October 1939.  Maker is 95: 'Adolf Scholze'. 

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Kriegsverdienstkreuz 2. Klasse mit Schwerter V

This is a nice example of the 'Kriegsverdienst Kreuz 2. Klasse mit Schwerter' (War Merit Cross 2nd class with swords). The War Merit Cross was instituted by Adolf Hitler on 18 October 1939.  Maker is 39: 'Rudolf Berge, Gablonz'. 

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'Treuedienst Ehrenzeichen 25'

'Treuedienst Ehrenzeichen, 25 Jahre' (Twenty-five Years Faithful Service medal). On 30 January 1938, Hitler instituted the Faithful Service Decoration, in three classes. This was in recognition of long serving civil servants, and public works personnel. Nice medal without ribbon.

No maker, good condition.

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Kriegsverdienstkreuz 2. Klasse mit Schwerter VI

This is a nice example of the 'Kriegsverdienst Kreuz 2. Klasse mit Schwerter' (War Merit Cross 2nd class with swords). The War Merit Cross was instituted by Adolf Hitler on 18 October 1939.  Maker is 82: 'Augustin Prager'.

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'Ehrenkreuz für Frontkämpfer' with award document

'Kreiser Lorenz' of 'Ludwigshafen am Rhein' received the 'Ehrenkreuz für Frontkämpfer' on 10.11.1934.  Document was numbered 2368/34.

The medal is marked with '2 - R.V. Pforzheim'.  Good condition.

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'Ehrenkreuz für Frontkämpfer' with award document I

'Wahl Anton' of 'Kirchheimbolanden' received the 'Ehrenkreuz für Frontkämpfer' on 10.11.1934.  Document was numbered 2368/34.

The medal is marked with 'O&B'.  Good condition.

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Russian Badges for Excellence - Landmine Specialist

To be eligible for this award, the candidate had to be able to make mock land mines and field them for five events in a row. Land Mine Specialists had to demonstrate a knowledge of period Soviet land mine tactics, deployment, and equipment.

Creation date: 21 May 1942.  

Good condition.

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'Ehrenkreuz für Frontkämpfer' with award document II

'Spaar Johannes' of 'Mainz-Kastel' received the 'Ehrenkreuz für Frontkämpfer' on 04.10.1934.  Document was numbered 7537/35.

The medal is marked with 'O2'.  Good condition.

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Mothers Cross in Bronze

Mothers Cross in Bronze (Ehrenkreuz der Deutschen Mutter). The Mother’s Cross was introduced by Adolf Hitler on 16 December 1938 as part of a large propaganda campaign aimed at increasing the birth rate. With the Bronze cross for bearing four or five children, the Silver cross for bearing six or seven children and the Gold cross for bearing eight or more. The cross is in mint and unissued condition and comes with its original long sized ribbon and fragile paper tissue as found.  Nice original cross!  Multiple available in the same condition!

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Kriegsverdienstkreuz 2. Klasse mit Schwerter VII

This is a nice example of the 'Kriegsverdienst Kreuz 2. Klasse mit Schwerter' (War Merit Cross 2nd class with swords). The War Merit Cross was instituted by Adolf Hitler on 18 October 1939.  No maker, good condition.

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Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse - Iron Cross 2nd Class I

Iron Cross 2nd class (Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse) with ribbon. On 1 September 1939 Hitler reinstituted the Iron Cross (First time in 1813). The 2nd class cross was for award to personnel who performed a single act of bravery in combat.  Medal has no maker.

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United States - Women's Army Corps Service Medal

The Women’s Army Corps Service Medal was a military award of the United States Army which was created on July 29, 1943 by Executive Order 9365 issued by President Franklin Roosevelt. The medal was intended to recognize the service of women to the Army during the Second World War. The profile featured on the medal is that of the goddess Pallas Athena; the same profile was used for the Women's Army Corps branch insignia.  The Women’s Army Corps Service Medal was awarded to any service member of the Women's Army Auxiliary Corps between July 10, 1942 and August 31, 1943 or the Women's Army Corps between September 1, 1943 and September 2, 1945.  The medal was issued as a once-awarded medal, and there are no devices authorized for additional presentations. The medal ranked in order of precedence below the American Defense Service Medal and above the American Campaign Medal.  The Women’s Army Corps Service Medal is considered obsolete as the United States Army is a combined service and no longer maintains any separate service corps for women, although it may still be worn by those who served.

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2-piece 'Bandspange' for the Iron Cross 2nd Class and for the War Merit Cross 2nd Class with Swords

Good condition

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Minesweeper War Badge

The Minesweeper War Badge or Minesweepers, Sub-Chasers and Escort-Vessel War Badge (German: Kriegsabzeichen für Minensuch-, U-Boot-Jagd- und Sicherungsverbände) was a World War II German military decoration awarded to Kriegsmarine members for service on minesweepers vessels. The award was instituted on 31 August 1941 by Grand AdmiralErich Raeder.  The medal, designed by Otto Placzek of Berlin, consists of an outer laurel wreath of oak leaves with the national emblem of eagle clutching a swastika (both golden coloured) at its apex. The central area features a representation of a sea mine exploding (grey colour). Inferior quality late-war versions can appear all gray as the gilt was known to wear off. The medal was produced in tombac and zinc.  The medal was worn on the lower part of the left breast pocket of the naval service tunic, underneath the 1st class Iron Cross if awarded, or equivalent grade award. Catch is a bit bend - name of recipient written at the back. Maker is 'AS', good condition.

 

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United States - Navy Expeditionary Medal I

The Navy Expeditionary Medal is a military award of the United States Navy which was established in August 1936.  The General Orders of the Department of the Navy which established the medal states, "The medal will be awarded, to the officers and enlisted men of the Navy who shall have actually landed on foreign territory and engaged in operations against armed opposition, or operated under circumstances which, after full consideration, shall be deemed to merit special recognition and for which service no campaign medal has been awarded. The Navy Expeditionary Medal is retroactively authorized to February 12, 1874."

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United States - Army of Occupation Medal with Japan clasp

The Army of Occupation Medal is a military award of the United States military which was established by the United States War Department on 5 April 1946. The medal was created in the aftermath of the Second World War to recognize those who had performed occupation service in either Germany, Italy, Austria, or Japan. The original Army of Occupation Medal was intended only for members of the United States Army, but was expanded in 1948 to encompass the United States Air Force shortly after that service's creation. The Navy and Marine equivalent of the Army of Occupation Medal is the Navy Occupation Service Medal.  To be awarded the Army of Occupation Medal, a service member was required to have performed at least thirty consecutive days of military duty within a designated geographical area of military occupation.  The Army of Occupation Medal was presented with a campaign clasp, denoting either European or Asian service, depending on the region in which occupation service had been performed.  Fair condition.

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United States - Army of Occupation Medal with Germany clasp

The Army of Occupation Medal is a military award of the United States military which was established by the United States War Department on 5 April 1946. The medal was created in the aftermath of the Second World War to recognize those who had performed occupation service in either Germany, Italy, Austria, or Japan. The original Army of Occupation Medal was intended only for members of the United States Army, but was expanded in 1948 to encompass the United States Air Force shortly after that service's creation. The Navy and Marine equivalent of the Army of Occupation Medal is the Navy Occupation Service Medal.  To be awarded the Army of Occupation Medal, a service member was required to have performed at least thirty consecutive days of military duty within a designated geographical area of military occupation.  The Army of Occupation Medal was presented with a campaign clasp, denoting either European or Asian service, depending on the region in which occupation service had been performed.  Good condition.

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United States - Navy Occupation Service Medal with Europe clasp

The Navy Occupation Service Medal is a military award of the United States Navy which was "Awarded to commemorate the services of Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard personnel in the occupation of certain territories of the enemies of the U.S. during World War II" and recognized those personnel who participated in the European and Asian occupation forces during, and following World War II.  Good condition.

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Minesweeper War Badge I

The Minesweeper War Badge or Minesweepers, Sub-Chasers and Escort-Vessel War Badge (German: Kriegsabzeichen für Minensuch-, U-Boot-Jagd- und Sicherungsverbände) was a World War II German military decoration awarded to Kriegsmarine members for service on minesweepers vessels. The award was instituted on 31 August 1941 by Grand AdmiralErich Raeder.  The medal, designed by Otto Placzek of Berlin, consists of an outer laurel wreath of oak leaves with the national emblem of eagle clutching a swastika (both golden coloured) at its apex. The central area features a representation of a sea mine exploding (grey colour). Inferior quality late-war versions can appear all gray as the gilt was known to wear off. The medal was produced in tombac and zinc.  The medal was worn on the lower part of the left breast pocket of the naval service tunic, underneath the 1st class Iron Cross if awarded, or equivalent grade award.  No maker, good condition.

 

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Kriegsverdienstkreuz 2. Klasse mit Schwerter IX

This is a nice example of the 'Kriegsverdienst Kreuz 2. Klasse mit Schwerter' (War Merit Cross 2nd class with swords). The War Merit Cross was instituted by Adolf Hitler on 18 October 1939.  Good condition - no maker.

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'Infanterie Sturmabzeichen in Silber' I

The Infantry Assault Badge in silver was introduced on 20 December 1939 by Generaloberst 'Walther von Brauchitsch', for award to all ranks of non-motorized, Infantry and Mountain Infantry units who participated in three different assaults on three different days.  The badge has a lot of it's original silver finish.  Pin, catch and hinge are in a good working condition.

The badge has no marker.  Good condition!

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Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse - Iron Cross 2nd Class II

Iron Cross 2nd class (Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse) with ribbon. On 1 September 1939 Hitler reinstituted the Iron Cross (First time in 1813). The 2nd class cross was for award to personnel who performed a single act of bravery in combat.  Medal has no maker.  Condition is not the best - edge is detachting. 

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Kriegsverdienstkreuz 2. Klasse mit Schwerter X

This is a nice example of the 'Kriegsverdienst Kreuz 2. Klasse mit Schwerter' (War Merit Cross 2nd class with swords). The War Merit Cross was instituted by Adolf Hitler on 18 October 1939.  Good condition - no maker.

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Allgemeines Sturmabzeichen

The General Assault Badge (German: Allgemeines Sturmabzeichen) was a military decoration awarded during World War II to personnel of the German Army, Waffen-SS and Ordnungspolizei (order police) who supported an infantry attack but were not part of specific infantry units and therefore did not qualify for the Infantry Assault Badge. It was instituted by General Walther von Brauchitsch on 1 June 1940.

The medal was originally designed for presentation to combat engineers, as well as members of the artillery, anti-aircraft and anti-tank who supported infantry units in combat. It could also be awarded to medical personnel attending to battlefield casualties in "close combat conditions". Prior to the introduction of the Tank Destruction Badge, the General Assault Badge could be conferred for the single-handed destruction of tanks or armoured vehicles.

Other determining factors for award:

  • Ineligibility for the Infantry Assault Badge
  • Participation in three infantry or armored attacks on three different days; or
  • Participation in three infantry or armored indirect assaults on three different days.

The badge was made in 'Zink', no marker.  Good condition.

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Medal bar consisting of the 'Wehrmacht-Dienstauszeichnung' and 'Medaille zur Erinnerung an den 1 Oktober 1938'

The medal bar is in very good condition.  In addition the matching 'Knopflochschleife'.  Nice original item!

 

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Mothers Cross in Bronze - short ribbon

Mothers Cross in Bronze (Ehrenkreuz der Deutschen Mutter). The Mother’s Cross was introduced by Adolf Hitler on 16 December 1938 as part of a large propaganda campaign aimed at increasing the birth rate. With the Bronze cross for bearing four or five children, the Silver cross for bearing six or seven children and the Gold cross for bearing eight or more. The cross is in mint condition but shortend ribbon.  Nice original cross!

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Twenty-five Years Faithful Service Medal

Twenty-five Years Faithful Service medal (Treuedienst Ehrenzeichen, 25 Jahre). On 30 January 1938, Hitler instituted the Faithful Service Decoration, in three classes. This was in recognition of long serving civil servants, and public works personnel. The medal is complete with its original blue ribbon, eyelet is bent. Fair condition.

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1 October 1938 Medal

1 October 1938 Medal (Medaille zur Erinnerung an den 1 Oktober 1938). The Commemorative Medal of 1st October 1938 was the second of the "Anschluss" (Annexation), medal series and was introduced on 18 October 1938, for award to civilians and military personnel who participated in the "return" of the Sudetenland to Germany. The award followed the same design as the earlier, "13th März" medal, that commemorated the annexation of Austria into Greater Germany. The medal is complete with its original confectioned ribbon as found. Nice example in very good condition!

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Kriegsverdienstkreuz 2. Klasse mit Schwerter XI

This is a nice example of the 'Kriegsverdienst Kreuz 2. Klasse mit Schwerter' (War Merit Cross 2nd class with swords). The War Merit Cross was instituted by Adolf Hitler on 18 October 1939.  Good condition with maker '41' - Gebrüder Bender, Oberstein.

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Medal of the Armed Resistance 1940–1945

The Resistance Medal 1940–1945 (French: Médaille de la Résistance 1940–1945, Dutch: Medaille van de Weerstand 1940–1945) was a Belgian war medal established by royal decree of the Regent on 16 February 1946 and awarded to all members of the Belgian armed resistance during the Second World War and to members of the intelligence service who operated in occupied territories and participated in combat actions aimed at the liberation of Belgium. Very good condition.

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'Kriegsverdienstkreuz 2. Klasse ohne Schwerter'

The War Merit Cross (German: Kriegsverdienstkreuz) was a decoration of Nazi Germany during the Second World War, which could be awarded to military personnel and civilians alike. By the end of the war it was issued in four degrees; and had a related civil decoration. This award was created by Adolf Hitler in October 1939 as a successor to the non-combatant Iron Cross which was used in earlier wars (similar medal but with a different ribbon). The award was graded the same as the Iron Cross: War Merit Cross Second Class, War Merit Cross First Class, and Knights Cross of the War Merit Cross. The award had two variants: with swords given to soldiers for exceptional service "not in direct connection with combat", and without swords given to civilians for meritorious service in "furtherance of the war effort".

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Commemorative Medal for Deportees 1942-1945 I

Unofficial medal given to people who were deported by the Germans during the second world war.  This medal is the only not geran medal showing a swastika on it (see the left upper arm of the person on the right). Very good condition.

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City of Ghent Commemorative Medal 1940-1945

This unofficial medal was donated by the flemish city of Ghent (Gent) to it's own citizens who joined the resistance during the occupation by germany.  Gandavum Cives Magnae Virtutis Colit - Great Citizens of Ghent Cultivate Virtue. Rather rare piece.

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Verwundetenabzeichen in Schwarz

This is a nice example of a maker marked black wound badge (Verwundeten Abzeichen in Schwarz). With the outbreak of World War 2, on 1 September 1939, Hitler re-instituted a slightly modified version of the wound badge by altering the WWI pattern helmet on the badge to the newly designed M35 style helmet. The badge was awarded to both military and uniformed non-military personnel and later, (March 1943), to civilian personnel who received wounds as a result of enemy actions. The black wound badge was the lowest of the three classes and was awarded for one or two wounds. No maker.

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Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse - Iron Cross 2nd Class IV

Iron Cross 2nd class (Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse) with ribbon. On 1 September 1939 Hitler reinstituted the Iron Cross (First time in 1813). The 2nd class cross was for award to personnel who performed a single act of bravery in combat.  Medal has no maker, good condition!

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'Infanterie Sturmabzeichen in Bronse'

The Infantry Assault Badge in silver was introduced on 20 December 1939 by Generaloberst 'Walther von Brauchitsch', for award to all ranks of non-motorized, Infantry and Mountain Infantry units who participated in three different assaults on three different days. Pin, catch and hinge are in a good working condition. The badge has no marker.  Good condition!

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'Kriegsverdienstkreuz 2. Klasse ohne Schwerter' I

The War Merit Cross (German: Kriegsverdienstkreuz) was a decoration of Nazi Germany during the Second World War, which could be awarded to military personnel and civilians alike. By the end of the war it was issued in four degrees; and had a related civil decoration. This award was created by Adolf Hitler in October 1939 as a successor to the non-combatant Iron Cross which was used in earlier wars (similar medal but with a different ribbon). The award was graded the same as the Iron Cross: War Merit Cross Second Class, War Merit Cross First Class, and Knights Cross of the War Merit Cross. The award had two variants: with swords given to soldiers for exceptional service "not in direct connection with combat", and without swords given to civilians for meritorious service in "furtherance of the war effort".  Fair condition.

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Kriegsverdienstkreuz 2. Klasse mit Schwerter XII

This is a nice example of the 'Kriegsverdienst Kreuz 2. Klasse mit Schwerter' (War Merit Cross 2nd class with swords). The War Merit Cross was instituted by Adolf Hitler on 18 October 1939.  Good condition, no marker.

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Medal of the Armed Resistance 1940–1945 I

The Resistance Medal 1940–1945 (French: Médaille de la Résistance 1940–1945, Dutch: Medaille van de Weerstand 1940–1945) was a Belgian war medal established by royal decree of the Regent on 16 February 1946 and awarded to all members of the Belgian armed resistance during the Second World War and to members of the intelligence service who operated in occupied territories and participated in combat actions aimed at the liberation of Belgium. Very good condition.

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United States - Army of Occupation Medal

The Army of Occupation Medal is a military award of the United States military which was established by the United States War Department on 5 April 1946. The medal was created in the aftermath of the Second World War to recognize those who had performed occupation service in either Germany, Italy, Austria, or Japan. The original Army of Occupation Medal was intended only for members of the United States Army, but was expanded in 1948 to encompass the United States Air Force shortly after that service's creation. The Navy and Marine equivalent of the Army of Occupation Medal is the Navy Occupation Service Medal.  To be awarded the Army of Occupation Medal, a service member was required to have performed at least thirty consecutive days of military duty within a designated geographical area of military occupation.  Good condition.

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'Infanterie Sturmabzeichen'

The Infantry Assault Badge in silver was introduced on 20 December 1939 by Generaloberst 'Walther von Brauchitsch', for award to all ranks of non-motorized, Infantry and Mountain Infantry units who participated in three different assaults on three different days.  Pin, catch and hinge are in a good working condition.  No marker.  Good condition!

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