ORIGINAL THIRD REICH

KRIM (CRIMEA) SHIELD

FULL MONEY BACK GUARANTEE FOR AUTHENTICITY

item # Y-123

Offered for sale is an

ORIGINAL THIRD REICH

KRIM (CRIMEA) SHIELD

FULL MONEY BACK GUARANTEE FOR AUTHENTICITY

The Crimea Shield (known as "Krim" Shield to collectors) was awarded to German soldiers under the command of Generalfeldmarschall Erich von Manstein who fought and conquered Crimea (Krim in German) in between September 1941 and July 1942. The Crimea Shield was instituted on 25 July 1942 and was the most widely distributed of the shields with approximately 250,000 being handed out. From 21 September 1941 until 4 July 1942 German soldiers faced severe opposition from the Russian army while attempting to capture the important Black Sea ports around Sevastopol. This particularly difficult campaign was recognized in the form of the Shield. The shield was worn on the upper left arm of the recipients uniform. It was sewn on via the backing cloth but there are occasions where this was removed and the shield was pinned onto the uniform, no doubt for aesthetic reasons.

THIS ORIGINAL THIRD REICH

KRIM (CRIMEA) SHIELD

IS OFFERED FOR SALE FOR $175.00 INCL. SHIPPING TO ANY ADDRESS IN THE UNITED STATES

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