Is this I.A.B. genuine Third Reich?

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Mark in Cleveland, Tn.
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Is this I.A.B. genuine Third Reich?

Post by Mark in Cleveland, Tn. » 30 Dec 2021 01:04

Up for auction, is it real? or fake-repop
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Re: Is this I.A.B. genuine Third Reich?

Post by von thoma » 30 Dec 2021 21:35

Hello ;

I think it's a legit Infantry Assault Badge, marked by Gebrüder Wegerhoff, Lüdenscheid.
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Re: Is this I.A.B. genuine Third Reich?

Post by Hans1906 » 31 Dec 2021 14:05

Infanterie Sturmabzeichen Silber – Hersteller GWL (Gebrüder Wegerhoff, Lüdenscheid)

Link: https://www.militaerkultur.de/produkt/i ... nscheid-2/#
The badge was introduced on 20 December 1939 by decree of the Commander-in-Chief of the Army, Walther von Brauchitsch. According to the ordinance, it was to be awarded to infantrymen as a visible sign of recognition of the infantryman who had proven himself in the assault and at the same time as an incentive to the highest performance of duty.
Source: Infanterie-Sturmabzeichen https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Infanterie-Sturmabzeichen


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