Ärmelschild Demjansk

Ärmelschild Demjansk
Hitler authorised the institution of a special campaign decoration in commemoration of the defensive battles around Demyansk in 1942. It took the form of a silver-washed zinc shield, topped by an eagle and swastika over a field bearing crossed swords and an aircraft over the date 1942, with the legend Demyansk above and was to be worn on the upper sleeve of the left shoulder of uniform. Image: An unidentified SS-Unterscharführer proudly wearing the Demyansk Shield (Ärmelschild Demjansk). Fair use.

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