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Verwundeten Abzeichen in Silber 'L24'


Silver Wound Badge (Verwundeten Abzeichen in Silber). 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 'Zink' type badge is nicely maker marked with number 'L24' indicating production by the company of 'Fritz Zimmermann' from Stuttgart. Of course are the pin and catch fully functional. The badge still retains almost all of its original silver finish. Uncommon, late war variant in good condition!

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