Eastern Front Medal ‘Ostmedaille’ by ’25′ ADDGS with matching award envelope
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Zinc constructed medal in good condition. Maker marked example ’25’ made by the firm of ADDGS Arbeitsgemeinschaft der Graveur-, Gold- und Silberschmiede-Innung (Hanau am Main). Comes with an original ribbon and a matching award envelope (showing the correct maker mark).
The Eastern Medal was awarded to any member of the Wehrmacht and Waffen-SS in recognition of probation in the struggle against the Bolshevik enemy and the Russian winter within the period from 15 November 1941 to 15 April 1942. It was also awarded posthumously to any service member who died in the line of duty within the Soviet Union.