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Opinions about balkan shield?

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    I found this shield cheap and i was wondering if it is an original item. Thanks

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    This is a fantasy item, never existed sorry.
    Morris

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    There is no such thing as a genuine Balkan shield.

    These pieces are post-war fakes based on a known design sketch by Benno von Arent dated 7 March 1945. Nothing more is known about this, but it would appear that the design was commissioned by the FHQ due to plans to create such an award.

    However, the Third Reich collapsed soon after this, and the Balkan shield was never instituted, manufactured or awarded.

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    Too bad that they did not manufactured this shield since I like the design.

    /Jonas

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    Yup this never existed, along with Stalingrad shields that traders in Poland try to sell me!...
    It's a wasted trip baby. Nobody said nothing about locking horns with no Tigers.



    I'm Spartacus, not really i'm Paul!...

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    Quote by Gunny Hartmann View Post
    Yup this never existed, along with Stalingrad shields that traders in Poland try to sell me!...
    And let's not forget the ever-popular "Arnheim" and "Budapest" shields.

    (At least the Stalingrad shield was actually projected to the degree that they had a design contest going on, but the project quickly got cancelled after the 6th Army's surrender.)

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    About "Arnheim":

    Maybe some "confusion" arose when for the Reichsarbeitsdienst
    a decoration was introduced for "Arnheim": a cuffband and also
    a Fahnenband for the flag.
    It is possible some thought also for other forces a decoration was
    authorized. See the document.

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    zum Gedächtnis Wilhelm Schenk. Er starb fürs Vaterland am 13. Juni 1916

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