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A tale of two soldiers: Heer buckle with Soviet Guards badge afixed.

Article about: I recently picked up this piece of Russian "trench art" and thought you would like it as well. It appears some Russian took a German buckle and de-nazified it by fitting a guards b

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    Default A tale of two soldiers: Heer buckle with Soviet Guards badge afixed.

    I recently picked up this piece of Russian "trench art" and thought you would like it as well.

    It appears some Russian took a German buckle and de-nazified it by fitting a guards badge to the front via a rivetted on 2 pfennig coin! .......possibly also from the soldier he took the buckle from? ( why waste a Kopec ) He also scraped most of the pebbling from the front surface. Then he too may have fallen in battle - and the buckle lay in the Latvian soil for 70 years ....... we can speculate??

    A nice relic - the maker originally seems to be L.U.F. ..... who was that?
    Cheers, Dan
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    Default re: A tale of two soldiers: Heer buckle with Soviet Guards badge afixed.

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    A nice relic - the maker originally seems to be L.U.F. ..... who was that?
    Cheers, Dan
    I think you'r missing some letters, but Ben can tell you for sure!
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    Default re: A tale of two soldiers: Heer buckle with Soviet Guards badge afixed.

    I believe the maker is Linden u. Funke/Iserlohn

    A great item with a story !

    Nick
    "In all my years as a soldier, I have never seen men fight so hard." - SS Obergruppenfuhrer Wilhelm Bittrich - Arnhem

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    Default re: A tale of two soldiers: Heer buckle with Soviet Guards badge afixed.

    Hi Dan, interesting piece, love the Pfennig at the rear lol, Nick is correct with the maker, Linden und Funke, Iserlohn
    Ben

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