World war two War merit medal from Germany (Kriegsverdienst medal). The lowest grade in the War merit series and awarded liberally to those who “stayed at home”.
Obverse is the nazi cross in the center surrounded by a wreath which is superimposed upon an eight pointed Maltese cross.
On the Reverse in gothic script can be found “Fur Kriegs-verdienst 1939” which translated is “For war service 1939”
A bronze GWL marked IAB. Photos are a little washed out so the Bronze colouring doesnt really show well but the important details of the badge manufacture can be seen.
One of the few original Greman world war two General Assault badges with a screwback device to be known as a genuine example. Very rarely encountered although fakes and reproductions abound. The number of photos is sufficient to determine through comparison a genuine version but some angles have not been shown to ensure that further reproductions cannot be produced from these images alone.
For German mothers six or seven child!
Unmarked silver IAB with the distinctive / unique attachment system on the reverse where both hinge and catch are embedded into “pillows”
German IAB from FZS in silver grade.
L/56 IAb in silver grade. Note how the manufacturers mark is present on this infantry assault badge.
Silver IAB from R.S. Note that the letters of the manufacturer in this case are raised and “chunky” block capitals.
Solid back Wiedmann UU IAB in Silver grade award.
An unmarked Silver IAB with an interesting attachment system for the hinge and catch on the reverse where we see a “starburst” type crimp being used instead of soldering or casting.