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    Question Warschau 1944

    Found this sheild WARSCHAU 1944. Can someone take a look at it, please

    /Farradin
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    Last edited by Farradin; 03-21-2010 at 01:41 AM.

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    Default Re: Lappland sheild, Fake or not?

    Again another fake.

    Designed by SS Officer Benno von Arent, but never actually produced. The dies were destroyed in an air raid before production started.

    Cheers, Ade.

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    Default Re: Warschau 1944

    Great info Ade, I thought some of these were actually made and issued. I'm confident you know. Thanks!

    Jay

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    Default Re: Warschau 1944

    Oh okey , sounded too good to be true (the price). it's a shame that they werent produced.

    Anyway thanks for your help ade

    /Farradin

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    Default Re: Warschau 1944

    Hi Jay, no none ever issued. Possibly awarded "on paper".

    There is a story that some of the earlier repros were made from a plaster cast taken from a test die strike. But I am not convinced to be honest and it is impossible to prove of course. There are certainly a variety of repros around, some better looking than others. This one shown here is very weak in design and dates from the 1990's.

    The early repros from the 1960's were made by Souval of Vienna and were made of zinc.

    Cheers, Ade.

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    Default Re: Warschau 1944

    Even if they wern't all fakes a quite unsavoury award schild anyway taking into account the " Battle" for Warsaw !!
    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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    Default Re: Warschau 1944

    Here are a couple of the original artists impressions for the design for the shield which I though might be of interest?

    Cheers, Ade.
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    Default Re: Warschau 1944

    Thanks Ade, for the info. I had seen one at a gun show that had a high quality look to it, but I did not know the seller very well. He swore this award was issued. I definitely trust your word. The one I saw had the design displayed on the right. You must have alot of books Ade! You're right Paul, wasn't much of a battle was it. Kinda like giving an award for shooting fish in a barrel.

    Take care,
    Jay

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