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Stalingrad Sleeve Shield

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    Found this while searching the web. Is this the real deal, or strictly fantasy?
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    Fantasy designed and made first in England in 1979.

    Based upon an original traditions shoulder strap insignia of the 44. Infanterie-Division Reichsgrenadier-Division "Hoch- und Deutschmeister".

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    I had a feeling. Thank you, Ade.

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    The first ones were stamped out on old sheet steel so they looked aged. Same faker as the "Arnhem" sheild.

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    Based upon the shoulders trap insignia of the 44 ID , Hoch und Deutschmeister an Austrian Infanterie Div who fought at Stalingrad , as Ade says a fantasy but probably the one fantasy item i actually like !!
    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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    I should add a design was actually proposed but never got beyond the drawing board. Designed by Ernst Eigener of 637 Propaganda Kompanie. It was rejected as too morbid. Ironically Eigener fell in combat in Stalingrad.
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    This design was proposed to replace the rejected one, but the whole idea was shelved due to the extent of the defeat.
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    Yes, probably not a campaign one wished to commemorate on their sleeve.

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    Quote by helmetone View Post
    Yes, probably not a campaign one wished to commemorate on their sleeve.
    .......although a 'Stalingrad Survivors Shield' would've been a good idea!

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    Quote by Adrian View Post
    .......although a 'Stalingrad Survivors Shield' would've been a good idea!
    that would have been! one could have been quite proud (and thankful) to have been able to wear a "survivors shield"

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