A nice Narkvik! The Narkvik Shield was awarded to all German forces that took part in the battles of Narvik between 9 April and 8 June 1940. It is constructed out of die stamped zinc-alloy base that has been gold gilded and attached, with tombak prongs, to a zinc-alloy plate hidden by two pieces of navy blue wool. The obverse depicts a closed winged national eagle clutching a wreathed static swastika in its talons above a bannered "Narvik" an edelweiss flower, that is surrounded by "1940" " (19 - left, 40 - right) and above a crossed plane propeller and fouled anchor. This is all in a shield type outline that is surrounded by a quality oval navy blue wool backing. To the reverse is an oval navy blue backing. There is minor calcification to the obverse and minor glue reminisce to the reverse. It continues to retain 60% of it gold gilt and the detail is beautiful! It measures approximately 2 1/8 inches wide by 3 15/16 inches high. A great piece to add to your collection!
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