Item Id: AM23052
East Front Medal 1941 - 1942 And Envelop Maker Marked 19
The Russian Front Medal was instituted by Adolf Hitler on May 26th 1942 to commemorate the first winter campaign in Russia. The award was available to all Wehrmacht personnel, civilians and foreign volunteers who met the required criteria with the main qualification being at least fourteen days of participation in combat on the Russian front between November 15th 1941 and April 15th 1942.
The medal is made of die struck Zinc and comes complete with intact suspension ring and ribbed, rayon ribbon. The medal is in good condition but has lost most of the silver finish to the edges and some of the grey paint to the center. The suspension ring is maker marked “19” for “E. Ferd Weidmann, Frankfurt am Main”. The medal comes with it’s original paper envelope of issue. The envelope is maker marked to the reverse “E. Ferd Weidmann, Frankfurt am Main”. Both medal and envelope is in good condition with signs of age.
Very nice matching set!!