Wound Badge in Gold (Verwundeten Abzeichen in Gold). With the outbreak of World War 2, on 1 Septembert 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 badge is a nice tombak (Buntmetall) piece and is maker marked with number '30', indicating production by the 'Hauptmünzamt' in Wien (Vienna). Of course are the pin and catch fully functional. Nice original example in good used condition!