WOUND BADGE SILVER (Verwundetenabzeichen)
High quality reproduction of the wound badge in the silver grade awarded for all members of the Wehrmacht from 1939 to those who had been wounded three or four times. It could also be awarded for more serious wounds if such wound included loss of hearing, a hand, a foot, an eye, brain damage, or facial disfigurement.
Criteria for award:
- Black: one or two injuries as a result of combat action.
- Silver: three or four injured as a result of combat action. In the case of a wound that would cause the loss of a hand, a foot, an eye or deafness.
- Gold: five or more injured as a result of combat action. In the event of death or total disability type total disability, blindness, loss of manhood.
The freezing was the only condition of non-combat soldier attributed to the contribution.