1939 Black Wound Badge Maker Mark "32" Item #0887 das Verwundetenabzeichen
1939 Black Wound Badge, Maker Marked "32", Germany.
The Wound Badge das Verwundetenabzeichen was a German military award for wounded or frostbitten soldiers ofImperial German Army in World War I, the Reichswehr between the wars, and the Wehrmacht, SS and the auxiliary service organizations during the Second World War. After March 1943, due to the increasing number of Allied bombings, it was also awarded to injured civilians. It was ultimately one of the most common of all Third Reichdecorations, yet also one of the most highly prized, since it had to be "bought with blood".