An Allgemeines Sturmabzeichen by Karl Wurster of Markneukirchen. The General Assault Badge was awarded to Army, Waffen-SS and Ordnungspolizei personnel who supported an infantry attack in three separate assaults but did not qualify for the Infantry Assault Badge. It is constructed out of a die struck zinc base that has been silver washed. The obverse depicts a closed winged eagle, clutching a mobile swastika within its talons, above a crossed model 24 grenade and K98 bayonet. This is then all surrounded by an oak leaf and acorn wreath. The full back reverse is maker marked “W” (Karl Wurster, Markneukirchen) and shows a soldered on round wire catch and a soldered on block hinge and round wire pin. It retains great silver! It measures approximately 2 1/16 inches tall by 1 11/16 inches wide. See page 198 of “German Awards of WWII” by Heukemes. Very nice!
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