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Here we have a Luftwaffe Krimschild (Air Force Crimean Shield) by Unknown Maker 1.27! 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 Luftwaffe blue/ gray wool and steel plate with a glued on 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 with the prongs inserted and a glued on paper surrounded by a by a field gray green cloth backing. It shows wear throughout. It measures approximately 2 15/16 inches high by 2 1/2 inches wide. See page 102 of Weber's "The Krim Shield". A good one all the same.
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