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Wound Badge in Black Award Document 'Finland'

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This is an Award Document (Urkunde) for the Wound Badge in Black (Verwundeten Abzeichen in Schwarz). With the outbreak of World War 2, on 1 September 1939, Hitler re-instituted a slightly modified version of the wound badge by altering the WWI pattern helmet on the badge to the newly designed M35 style helmet. The badge was awarded to both military and uniformed non-military personnel and later, (March 1943), to civilian personnel who received wounds as a result of enemy actions. The black wound badge was the lowest of the three classes and was awarded for one or two wounds. This (DIN A5 sized) document was awarded to Schütze 'Fritz Ehrenhain', he was a member within the '12.Geb. Jg. Rgt. 218' (12. Gebirgsjäger Regiment 218), the 'Gebirgsjäger-Regiment 218' was part of the 7. Gebirgs-Division which was active in 'Karelia' (Finland). Fritz had been wounded on 11 April 1942, he was awarded the Wound Badge in Black on 22 June 1942 at Fulda (Germany). The document has been folded once. Interesting original document!

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