Because all are zinc ;-)!
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A very good discussion but, no real proof in my opinion. Do you believe that there were some made of steel as well?
Early tombak Ostmedaille in mint condition - Wehrmacht-Awards.com Militaria Forums
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nice medal Ralph.
One thing that bothers me in the WAF thread is the statement that “early” pieces could be made of tombac. If the Ostmedaille was instituted in May 1942 we are in the middle of the war, so is this “early”. The other medals like West Wall, KVK and Wound Badge had been around since 1939 when tombac pieces where more common.
But that does not say that there cannot be some tombac versions out there. But so far I have not seen any real proof of this.