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Infantry assault badge in Silver 'L/56'

Infantry assault badge in Silver 'L/56'

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1.195 SEK

 

 

Model/Product no.: 30424
Stock status: SOLD OUT

Infantry assault badge in Silver(Infanteriesturmabzeichen).

Excellent condition, most of the original silver finish seem to be intact. Catch and pin are complete.

Maker marked 'L/56', Funcke & Brüninghaus, Lüdenscheid. Badges from this maker is a bit harder to find.

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Infanteri storm utmärkelse i silver.

Utmärkt skick, det mesta av originalförsilvringen verkar vara intakt. Fungerande nål och hake

Tillverkarmärkt 'L/56', Funcke & Brüninghaus, Lüdenscheid. Märken från denna tillverkare är lite svårare att hitta.

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HISTORY:
The Infantry Combat Badge, more commonly referred to as the Infantry Assault Badge, was designed by C. E. Junker of Berlin and instituted on December 20, 1939 by Generaloberst von Brauchitsch. The initial class was instituted in silver and decorated foot infantry who participated in combat action earning a degree of experience that qualified them for the badge.

A separate class, in Bronze, was instituted on June 1, 1940. The Bronzed class had criteria similar to the requirements the Silver. There was, however, one notable distinction; The status of the troops, bronzed meant motorized Panzer troops, silver meant foot infantry.