ARMY WOUND BADGE – SILVER
This is a Silver Army Wound Badge, which was considered a 2nd Class award. [Black was the 3rd Class award, while Gold was the 1st Class]. Each was awarded for a certain number of wounds or, in the case of the Gold Badge, for loss of an eye or a limb. These were first awarded in March 1918. This Silver Army Wound Badge is of the issued variety. It is stamped and displays a sturdy pin on its reverse.
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The German Empire consisted of 25 states: four kingdoms, six grand duchies, five duchies, seven principalities and three Hanseatic cities. In addition, the house order of the Hohenzollern principalities, although the states themselves had been annexed by Prussia, continued to be awarded in the imperial era. Each state awarded decorations for civil or military merit.
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