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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 #42003C Eastern Front Medal with Ribbon

This Eastern Front Medal retains a good, complete gray finish. There is a some minor surface rust on the rear but it is nothing too bad and could be cleaned if someone had a mind to do it.

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.

It comes with the proper ribbon; red grosgrain with a black center and edged in white. The ribbon remains in nice condition.

A good, complete Eastern Front Medal here.

Excellent. $125.00

EASTERNFRONT #41381 Eastern Front Medal with Ribbon

This Eastern Front Medal is in nice condition, with 100% of the original gray finish intact on both sides.

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 accompanies this medal; red grosgrain with a black center and edged in white.

A very nice example here.

Excellent Plus. $135.00

EASTERNFRONT #40048 Eastern Front Medal with Ribbon

This Eastern Front Medal retains a decent 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.

It comes with the proper ribbon; red grosgrain with a black center and edged in white. I don't think this medal was ever issued.

A fine example of the type here.

Near Mint. $130.00