WWII GERMAN SILVER WOUND BADGE - |
This is a WWII German wound badge. Silver class. High quality construction. Of oval shape. Wreaths surround
the perimeter of the badge, only interrupted by a bow placed in the bottom portion. The main body has very nice
pebbling. The silhoutte of a German helmet (M-35 or M-40) is placed in the center of the badge. Two swords cross the helmet from the back.
The rear portion of the badge is flat. A vertical pin is used to secure the award to the loops of the
of the recipient. Some silver wound badges are marked but others are not.
The badge was issued in three classes:
The black badge was issued in an envelope. The other two came in boxes. All badges had a certificate of award.
- Black - Issued for 1 to 2 wounds
- Silver - Issued for 3 to 4 wounds
- Gold - Issued for 5 or more wounds
The same basic design was employed during WWI. The main difference was that the WWII version has a swastika in
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