Eastern Front Medal

Medaille „Winterschlacht im Osten 1941/42“

It was for those who served on the German Eastern Front during the "first winter campaign" period of 15 November 1941 to 15 April 1942. It was instituted on 26 May 1942 and was commonly known as the Ostmedaille (East Medal). The medal was wryly called the Frozen Meat Medal or the "Order of the Frozen Flesh" (Gefrierfleischorden) by Heer, Luftwaffe and Waffen-SS personnel to whom it was awarded. They qualified for the badge after a minimum of 14 days served in active combat; 30 days of flying personnel over enemy held land; 60 days of continuous service in a "combat zone"; being wounded or suffering a "frozen limb", severe enough to warrant the issue of a Wound Badge.

Krause's Easterm Front Medal collection includes:

  1. Award Certificate in 2 variants 

  2. Medal presentation envelope faithfully reproduced for various makers of the medal

  3. Related to the worst winter ever - certificate for donation of wool to the front (for civilians)

These products cover wide range of variants related to manufacturers. They would make a great addition to your collection, display, or a present! 

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