From what i have read about the Lapplandschild it was never factory produced, it was "field made" from cast alloy or from copper , tin or steel sheet metal!...
I understand from this thread lappland shield that there was a 1957 version, to which the one presented here has some resemblance.
Regarding the 'field-made' ones, I've always thought it surprising that the prisoners of a defeated army would have been motivated to make awards at all.
Ok Thanks for the info. I think I'll pass on this one at this time...
The one shown in post #1 is a "Souval"made Lappland shield with fixing prongs part of the die stamp, a post war made piece for veterans and collectors alike.
"St u L" also made a version but with three prongs soldered to the rear.........these shields are not 1957 awards, as there was no swastika on the original, they did not have to be redesigned.....and they are mentioned in the 57er regulations, but in the list of prohibited awards !
Here is my St u L made Lapplander.........
Prost ! Steve.
"The German Army is the perfectly adapted, perfectly running Machine. The difference is that the Germans are organised with a view to War...with the cold, hard, practical and business-like purpose of winning victories."
G.W. Steevens - The Daily Mail (1897)
Due to the fact that Lappland shield docs were presented to the recipients in POW camps or on arrival home. No Swastikas were shown. Although i have seen a few with Swastikas still on the stamps. Stewy