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ARMY INFANTRY ASSAULT WAR BADGES
Instituted on 20th December 1939 for silver & 1st June 1940 for Bronze Grades

This badge was awarded to the infantry Soldier who had taken part in three or more armed assaults on three or more days, It was also awarded to those members who were wounded on an assault and who then also qualified for a wound badge. Awards originally came in silver Grade but this was later expanded to Bronze for the award to troops of Armoured assault units

And the following makers marks have been encountered
1, 2, 4, L/14,L/51, L/56, A, AS, BSW, C.W., FLL, FZZS, FCL, F.O., G.R.&co, G.W.L., HM.
HA, JFS, KWM, M.K.1, M.K.2, M.K.3, M.K.4,. R.S., R.R.S, R.S.S., S.H.u.Co, WH, W, Small "w", WR 42,
and then you have the full makers names of Frank & Reif Stuttgart and also Fank & Reif Stuttgart, Ernst Muller Pforsheim,
(Please Note that this is not a complete listing)

Please note this is not a complete listing

(CS351) A Silver Infantry Assault Badge being a mid to late war example with the hinge and hook counter sunk into the reverse of the badge. The badge has turned a slate grey and lost virtually all of its original silvered finish. The badge has not been put down to any specific maker although this style is often encountered. GBP 99.00 (UK Pounds)
(CS643) An Infantry Assault Badge in its Gasolene Packet of Issue. The badge is in virtually mint but oxidised condition and shows the lacquer has peeled off in places. The badge is maker marked L/61 and has its hinge and hook riveted into the back of the badge by a single rivet. This is a nice textbook example of an FLL assault badge. Scarce to find especially with this packet, which is also LDO marked. GBP 175.00 (UK Pounds)

(CS1164) A Very Nice example of a Hollow backed Infantry Assault badge being nicely convexed. The badge has a nice pin, hinge and hook soldered directly to the zinc sheet metal and the hinge is a nice covered wagon style. The badge is of very nice quality, construction and detailing. A nice variation for the infantry assault badge collector. GBP 125.00 (UK Pounds)

(CS1113) A Nice example of an Earlier Bronze Infantry Assault Badge. The badge is slightly convexed and retains virtually all of its original bronze finish. The award is an unmarked example, but of good quality. Scarce to find such a nice example. GBP 175.00 (UK Pounds)

(MC806) A German Silver Infantry Assault Badge by the maker WH. The badge is a classic example by this maker with the pressed out reverse on the rifle butt and the WH mark just under the hinge. The badge is silver grade and has a nice working hinge, pin and hook. The badge retains most of its finish with only wear of tarnishing to the high points. Nice example to find of a scarce maker. The badge was recently discovered in a biscuit tin, by an old soldier's family, after he died. There were also his service papers and other awards. GBP 145.00 (UK Pounds)

(M820) An Infantry Assault Badge being the type with what is often referred to as, the pillow crimped fittings. This is where the hook and hinge are both encompassed on all four sides by a rectangle metal. The badge is of mid war construction with an aluminium style of finish over base zinc. This is still intact for the most part. The badge retains a high percentage of its finish as can be seen from the scan. A nice unusual variation to acquire. This came from a German house clearance agent. GBP 150.00 (UK Pounds)
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