Jump to content
Historical War Militaria Forum
Sign in to follow this  
GWilliamson

Italian Wound Badge

Recommended Posts

WW2 Issue. These came in large and small sizes, with either pinback or buttonhole fittings. These were awarded for being Wounded in Action. Another version was awarded for being wounded, but not on the field of battle "Mutilato in Servizio"

Please login or register to see this attachment.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The previous version, for WW1 , showed the dates below the lettering, and the later type, after the abdication of the KIng, lost the shield and crown and gained the letters "RI" for Repubblica Italiana.

Please login or register to see this attachment.

Please login or register to see this attachment.

Please login or register to see this attachment.

Please login or register to see this attachment.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

And here is the type for being wounded "In Service". This example is in hallmarked silver.

Please login or register to see this attachment.

Please login or register to see this attachment.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hi Jerry,

Yeah, you don't come across them too often in the UK. There is another, very very rare late war version produced by the Fascists. Never seen one in the flesh though I have seen a few low res photos which indicate that more than one version ( so more than one manufacturer) existed. here is a line drawing I made from a photo of an original.

Please login or register to see this attachment.

Please login or register to see this attachment.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

An example of the Italian Wound Badge being worn. In this case with a buttonhole fitting from the lapel, but can also be worn, pinback, on the left breast.

(Not my photo, not sure who owns this one)

Please login or register to see this attachment.

Please login or register to see this attachment.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Hi Jerry,

Yeah, you don't come across them too often in the UK. There is another, very very rare late war version produced by the Fascists. Never seen one in the flesh though I have seen a few low res photos which indicate that more than one version ( so more than one manufacturer) existed. here is a line drawing I made from a photo of an original.

Thanks Gordon for the extra info and something to keep an eye out for.

Jerry

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Here is another, related , badge. The insignia for war-orphans, a formal award which brought a number of benefits to the wearer and for soldiers whose fathers had been killed in action an Orfano di Guerra insignia could be worn on the military Uniform..

Please login or register to see this attachment.

Please login or register to see this attachment.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Your content will need to be approved by a moderator

Guest
You are commenting as a guest. If you have an account, please sign in.
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Sign in to follow this  

×