Rare German WW2 Krim shield badge, 1943 + owner’s photo
This item depicted in the images is a rare German WW2 campaign shield award. This badge, which was worn by personnel awarded with the item on the upper left sleeve, was issued to German soldiers who participated in the battles around the KRIM pocket in Russia in 1943. For sale there is also the photo of owner of this armband – Gunter Soltman – you can see him on the photo.
Date Instituted of the shield: September 21, 1943
Awarded To: Luftwaffe and Kriegsmarine personnel were awarded the shield based on a fairly complicated point system. Each recipient was entitled to five copies of the award, and more could be purchased, if needed.
Qualifications: To serve in the bridgehead for 60 days, been wounded while serving, and engaged in a major operation while at the bridgehead
Number Awarded: 5 awarded to each recipient, more purchased if needed
Grades/Variations: The shield was struck in sheet metal or zinc and treated with a bronzed wash. A back plate, which held in place a piece of cloth matching the recipients’ branch of service, was applied to the shield.
Reference: Detlev Niemann in “Price Guide. Orders and decorations Germany”, 2004, page 576, catalogue price is 100 EURO (13 years ago !!).
Estimate price: $280 – $300.
Guarantee: I am not a licensed dealer and can not give you Certificate of Authenticity. For this purpose I give to all of my clients 7 days to inspect the item – the item can be returned for any reason for full refund.
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The item does not promote or glorify violence, racial or religious intolerance and are selling only for historical purpose to people who are interested in World history. The items will not be sent to the countries where they are not allowed to be sold.