General assault badge 100

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General assault badge 75.  Super  quality  reproduction  badge.  Impressive  weight,  detail  and  construction.   Awarded  for  75 engagements.

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General assault badge 100.  Super  quality  reproduction  badge.  Impressive  weight,  detail  and  construction.

General Assault badge. Historical  Information.

The Allgemeines Sturmabzeichen was  first introduced  1st June  1940. It was  issued in response  to troops who were involved  in  combat  directly  with infantry or  panzer units.  So for  example  gun  crews,  artillery  personnel ,  drivers,  etc. It forms a series  of  war badges  awarded   for   achievements  during  combat.  It  was only issued  to  members  of  the  Heer  and  Waffen SS.

The badge was  designed by Berlin  firm of Wilhelm Ernst Peekhaus. This  company who produced  many different war  badges. It  consisted of  an oval disk measuring 5.3 cm (2 in) by 4.2 cm (2 in) by .6 cm (0 in) wide. A wreath of five oak leaves runs around each side of the medal with a pair of acorns at the base. Inside the wreath is a large Wehrmacht-style eagle with folded wings clutching a swastika surmounting a crossed bayonet and stick grenade.

The reverse hardware  consists  of a  vertical pin system.  the hinge is soldered, riveted  or  crimped into place.  A  variety of combinations  were used. The  same  applies  to the  catch  top hold the  pin. Early examples  were often  die stamped in silver  but  soon replaced  by  massive  stamped zinc  based  badges. As  usual the  later examples  were  cast  from kriegsmetal.  The  design is powerful and  the badge is   a fairly collectable  item.

General assault badge 100. The  award  regulations  were   the  same  as the Infantry  assault  badge.

  • Participated in three assaults
  • On three different days
  • Engaged in  recovery  of  vehicles or personnel

Additional information

Weight 0.035 kg
Dimensions 6 × 5 × 1 cm