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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 #47722C Russian Front Medal with Ribbon

This Russian front medal is in nice condition having all of the gray backing in the center of the medallion accenting the Wehrmacht style eagle with swastika. Atop the medallion is the helmet over a stick grenade.

The silvering is still quite good around this medallion. The reverse of the medallion shows some oxidation here and there but most of the gray is still intact. The ribbon is an excellent example being red with a black center ribbon with white stripes. A nice example here.

Excellent Plus. $145.00