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Stalingrad dug metal marker pennant

Article about: I recently purchased this metal pennant that was dug at Stalingrad. A friend of mine goes there every summer and digs. He got this pennant from one of his friends who digs. I believe it is a

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    I recently purchased this metal pennant that was dug at Stalingrad. A friend of mine goes there every summer and digs. He got this pennant from one of his friends who digs. I believe it is a battalion marker to denote the battalion HQ (maybe??). It is marked 733, which I believe stands for the 733 Heavy Artillery Battalion which was destroyed at Stalingrad. This battalion was attached to the 24th Panzer Div in Oct. of 1942.

    It measures about 15 1/2 inches wide and is red on the top and bottom with black center portion. The front side is still readable and the back side is all surface rust.

    Is there anyway that I can clean the rust from the pennant safely? Or maybe so I can "improve" the readability of the front side? Also, I would like to keep
    it from rusting anymore than it already is.

    Tks, Bob
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    Definately a unit marker and i think due to the Red colour it is a good assumption that it is an Artillery unit.

    A nice piece of history , it may take some light cleaning but not too much as you don't want to spoil it.
    The gates of hell were opened and we accepted the invitation to enter" 26/880 Lance Sgt, Edward Dyke. 26th Bn Northumberland Fusiliers , ( 3rd Tyneside Irish )

    1st July 1916

    Thought shall be the harder , heart the keener,
    Courage the greater as our strength faileth.
    Here lies our leader ,in the dust of his greatness.
    Who leaves him now , be damned forever.
    We who are old now shall not leave this Battle,
    But lie at his feet , in the dust with our leader

    House Carles at the Battle of Hastings

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    Hi Bob, it looks like a good item.

    Have a read about Oxalic acid on the forum via a search.

    Cheers, Ade.

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    Hi Ade:
    Thanks very much for the tip on Oxalic acid, I'll
    check it out.
    Bob

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    Quote by bob32268 View Post
    Hi Ade:
    Thanks very much for the tip on Oxalic acid, I'll
    check it out.
    Bob
    use it carefull, i killd one helmet so far, it is a great acit but dont leave it to long in the acit and use gloves
    cheers

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    forget to add a picture
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    Quote by klinger View Post
    forget to add a picture
    DO you have before and after pictures.

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    Quote by cricketchris1944 View Post
    DO you have before and after pictures.
    no after one, just this, after it was to mutch gone first the color comes out and if to long goes as well, now i keep this one in the basement in a box with other things, i can try to find it

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    Quote by klinger View Post
    no after one, just this, after it was to mutch gone first the color comes out and if to long goes as well, now i keep this one in the basement in a box with other things, i can try to find it
    I just wanted to see how well it works.But thank you for your responce.

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