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by Larry C
08-08-2013 01:40 AM
Once again, some superb items here.
My thanks to David for his kindness in sharing them here. And thanks to "FB" too.
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Has anyone any info on the sleeve shield on the Rottenfuhrers tunic with the Schalburg cuff title , the yellow one with three lions thereon ??
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
Not my field of collecting, .... but all I can say is WOW !!! The real deal !
Cheers FB and David D.
Stunning material.Thank you very much for sharing.
those cufftitles are rare as hens teeth !!! WUNDERBAR !!!
I'm not sure just want your looking for Paul, but this may help.
by Paul E
"The Schalburg Corps, or in Danish, Schalburgkorps, was a Danish volunteer army corps and a branch of the Germanic-SS. It was named after Christian Frederik von Schalburg, commander of the Free Corps Denmark who was killed in action in the Demyansk Pocket in 1942. Christian Frederik von Schalburg did not have anything to do with the creation of the Schalburg Corps.
The Danish Germanic-SS was formed on February 2, 1943. On March 30 the corps was renamed to Schalburg Corps. Members who had not had any Eastern Front combat experience had to go through a six week political indoctrination and combat training.
*The corps was divided into two groups—he first made up of regular soldiers and the second, which came to be known as the Danish People's Defence, of civilians, some of whom were expected to provide financial backing. Members of the corps were used as a guard battalion to protect railroads and crossroads from sabotage.*(did the two use the same shield? Was said shield used only for these groups, or even just one or the other?)
In July 1944, the Schalburg Corps was incorporated into the SS as SS Training Battalion Schalburg. Six months later it was renamed the SS Guard Battalion Zealand. It was officially disbanded on February 28, 1945."
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