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Details about  ✚6219✚ Imperial German army Wound Badge in Silver Verwundetenabzeichen VWA WW1

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✚6219✚ Imperial German army Wound Badge in Silver Verwundetenabzeichen VWA WW1
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Genuine, used German military item from Iron Cross Militaria. Hopefully the uploaded photos are

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11 Jul, 2014 20:56:55 BST
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£49.99
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Item location:
Abbots Langley, United Kingdom

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271528593376
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Condition: Used : Split the cost with friends
An item that has been previously used. See the seller’s listing for full details and description of any imperfections. See all condition definitions- opens in a new window or tab
Seller notes: Genuine, used German military item from Iron Cross Militaria. Hopefully the uploaded photos are showing everything you need to know about the condition of this item, however I am always happy to send HQ photos by e-mail if required. Pictures are always taken from the front & back of the medals, badges, postcards, field posts, documents. The not newly listed items sometimes show the front and the back on the same photo.
Type:

Medals & Ribbons

Country/ Organization:

Germany

Era:

1914-1945

Issued/ Not-Issued:

Issued

Conflict:

World War I (1914-1918)


Original German Wound Badge in Silver WW1 - NICE DETAILED EXAMPLE, WORKING PIN DEVICE

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I am happy to send more HQ photos by e-mail if required.

Wound Badge (German: das Verwundetenabzeichen) was a German military award for wounded or frost-bitten soldiers of Imperial German Army in World War I, the Reichswehr between the wars, and the Wehrmacht, SS and the auxiliary service organizations during the Second World War. After March 1943, due to the increasing number of Allied bombings, it was also awarded to injured civilians. It was ultimately one of the most common of all Third Reich decorations, yet also one of the most highly prized, since it had to be "bought with blood". The badge had three versions: black (representing Iron), for those wounded once or twice by hostile action (including air raids), or frost-bitten in the line of duty; silver for being wounded three or four times, or suffering loss of a hand, foot or eye from hostile action (also partial loss of hearing), facial disfigurement or brain damage via hostile action; and in gold (which could be awarded posthumously) for five or more times wounded, total blindness, "loss of manhood", or severe brain damage via hostile action. Badges exist in pressed steel, brass and zinc, as well as some base metal privately commissioned versions. Those of the First World War were also produced in a cutout pattern. All versions of the Wound Badge were worn on the lower left breast of the uniform or tunic. The badge was worn below all other awards on the left. It is thought that more than 5 million were awarded during World War II. In 1957, a revised version of the Wound Badge was authorised for wear; however, the previous type could still be worn if the swastika was removed (for example by grinding). The unaltered Second World War version is shown in the illustration to the right. Wound Badges were primarilly manufactured by the Vienna mint, and by the firm Klein & Quenzer. At first, the Wound badge in Black was stamped from sheet brass, painted semi-matt black, and had a hollow reverse with a needle pin attachment. From 1942, Steel was used to make the badges, which made them prone to rust. The Wound Badge in silver was made (before 1942) from silver-plated brass, and (after 1942) from laquered zinc, and had a solid reverse with either a needle pin or a broad flat pin bar. The Wound Badge in Gold was a gilded version of the Wound Badge in Silver.


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