VERY RARE ORIGINAL 1942 THIRD REICH AWARD

CHOLMSHILD (CHOLM SHIELD)

AWARDED TO THE MEMBERS OF THE KAMPFGRUPPE SCHERER

THAT WAS ENCIRCLED FOR 105 DAYS BY THE RUSSIAN FORCES!

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On July 1, 1942 the Cholm Shield was created to recognize all those who fought in the Cholm pocket as well as those who supported them. It was designed by a Police Wachtmeister Schimmer of the Cholm Police Reserve Battalion and, after some minor changes by Professor Klein it was approved by Hitler. Only about 5,500 of these shields were presented, making it one of the most rare Battle Shields of the Third Reich.

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VERY RARE ORIGINAL 1942 THIRD REICH AWARD

CHOLMSHILD (CHOLM SHIELD)

AWARDED TO THE MEMBERS OF THE KAMPFGRUPPE SCHERER

THAT WAS ENCIRCLED FOR 105 DAYS BY THE RUSSIAN FORCES!

Offered for sale is a very nice original and extremely hard to find Cholm Shield.

On January 21, 1942, a powerful Russian counteroffensive trapped several thousand Wehrmacht and Police personnel in the village of Cholm in the Kalinin region of Russia. Hitler right away ordered that the pocket be held and supplied by air.

Trapped were parts of the 123rd and 218th Infantriedivision, Infantrieregiment 553 of the 329th Infantriedivision, III. Feldregiment of the Luftwaffe plus several other, small Police and Wehrmacht units. The total number of forces was about 5,500 men. Even though equipped with very few heavy weapons and despite suffering serious casualties the beleaguered men repelled over 100 Russian infantry attacks and 42 tank assaults. The commander of the German troops was Generalmajor Theodor Scherer. He was awarded the Oak Leaves to the Knights Cross and Joseph Goebbels’ Propaganda Ministry published a book on the matter, entitled “Kampfgruppe Scherer 105 Tage eingeschlossen” (Battle Group Scherer, Cut Off For 105 Days). On May 5, 1942 the Kampfgruppe Scherer made contact with friendly troops and their struggle was over.

This rare original badge is in very good condition and a genuine Third Reich artifact, offered with a full money-back guarantee for authenticity.

THIS VERY RARE ORIGINAL 1942 THIRD REICH AWARD

CHOLMSHILD (CHOLM SHIELD)

IS OFFERED FOR SALE FOR $1,699.00

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