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WH (Heer/Waffen-SS) 'Demjansk' Campaign Shield

Description

Nice original 'Demjansk' Shield (Demjansk Schild). The 'Demjansk' Campaign shield was instituted by Adolf Hitler on 25 April 1943 and was intended for award to personnel who participated in the defence and the eventual break out of the besieged Russian village of Demjansk (8 February 1941 till 21 April 1942). About 100.000 examples of the shield have been awarded, to personnel who served in the area for sixty or more days, were wounded, or flew fifty flights over the area during the engagement. The shield is the so-called 'missing-log' type which does have a die-flaw at the '9' in the date 1942. The shield is complete with its original metal backplate and its original bluish protective backing paper. This is one of the nicer examples I've had on offer. This shield is in good unissued condition. Great original Demjansk shield!

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