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The Eastern Front Medal (Winterschlacht Im Osten) more commonly known as the Ostmedaille was instituted on May 26, 1942 to mark service on the German Eastern Front during the period November 15, 1941 to April 15, 1942. It was commissioned to recognise the hardship endured by German and Axis Powers personnel, combatant or non-combatant, during the especially bitter Russian winter of '41/'42.

It was wryly called the "Gefrierfleischorden" (Frozen Meat Medal) by the Heer, Luftwaffe & Waffen-SS personnel to whom it was awarded.



EASTERNFRONT #39744C Eastern Front Medal with Ribbon

This Eastern Front Medal retains a good gray finish.

The center obverse features a half open-winged eagle clutching an immobile swastika. Above the medallion is a helmet resting on top of a stick grenade.

On the reverse is the purpose of the medal, which cites the winter in Moscow 1941-42 positioned over a sword resting on laurel leaves.

Attached is the proper ribbon; red grosgrain with a black center and edged in white.

A fine example of the type here.

Excellent Plus. $125.00

EASTERNFRONT #39112C Eastern Front Medal

This Eastern Front Medal is very choice condition, with 100% of the gray coating.

The center obverse features a half open-winged eagle clutching an immobile swastika. Above the medallion is a helmet resting on top of a stick grenade.

On the reverse is the purpose of the medal, which cites the winter in Moscow 1941-42 positioned over a sword resting on laurel leaves. Again all of the finish is intact.

The pristine original ribbon is in place, being a red lined grosgrain and having a center stripe of black with two white edges. The original ribbon bar also accompanies this piece.

A very choice, complete Eastern Front Medal here.

Mint. $135.00

EASTERNFRONT #36316C Eastern Front Medal with Ribbon

This Eastern Front Medal is the typical gray zinc type which in the center obverse features a half open-winged eagle clutching an immobile swastika. Above the medallion is a helmet resting on top of a stick grenade.

On the reverse is the purpose of the medal which cites the winter in Moscow 1941-42 positioned over a sword resting on laurel leaves. The original ribbon is in place being a red lined satin having a center stripe of black with two white edges. This medal shows no corrosion and is still in nice condition.

Excellent Plus. $95.00