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'Ostmedaille' Award Document


 This is an Award Document (Urkunde) for the German Eastern Front Medal (Medaille für die Winterschlacht im Osten). The German Eastern Front Medal was instituted on 26 May 1942 to commemorate the first winter campaign in Russia, operation Barbarossa. The medal was also known as the "Frozen Meat Medal". Approximately 3 million examples have been awarded. This DIN-A5 sized document was awarded to Gefreiten 'Alfred Grommes'. He was a member within 'Infanterie-Regiment 736'. This document was handed to him on 2. September 1942. The document has regrettably been folded once but is in good condition, see scans. Nice original award document!

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