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Here we have a Heer Krimschild (Army Crimean Shield) by Unknown Maker 1.24! I just realized this piece is held together with scotch tape. The Krim Campaign Arm Shield was instituted on July 25th 1942 by Adolf Hitler. It was awarded to commemorate all members (Air Force, Navy and Army) who took part in an honorable way of fighting for the Crimean Peninsula, between September 21 1941 and July 4 1942. It is constructed out of a die stamped steel sheet metal base that has been bronzed washed and is attached to a field gray wool and steel plate with a glued on white paper backing. The shield shaped obverse depicts an open winged national eagle clutching a wreathed swastika in its talons which is beside “1941” and “1942” and is above the Crimean peninsula which is marked “Krim” and is all surrounded by a field gray green cloth backing. The reverse shows a steel plate that has four holes and reminisce of glued on white paper surrounded by a by a field gray green cloth backing. All four prongs are lost to time. It is held together with scotch tape. It shows t wear throughout. It measures approximately 2 15/16 inches high by 2 1/2 inches wide. See page 92 of Weber’s “The Krim Shield”. A good one all the same.
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