Yes, no, maybe?
08-08-2013 07:35 PM
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@ Paul. I think that they are not just similar, but the exact same(at least meant to be the same). Considering this is the symbol of the Schalburg Corps., one is lead to believe said group would be the only personnel authorized to wear the shield in debate. Of course, this is not by any means concrete evidence. If anyone knows of period documentation or any period evidence which can prove this, please do share.
Paul, I hope this is of some help.
Please allow me to elaborate even further. Personnel in the Freikorps Danmark and others of such used the more commonly seen shield that displays a white cross with red backing. This is evident due to the other tunic provided by Mr. Delich along with other things. Yet we can see the Schalburg Corps. uses a different style, which is also shown on there designated flag. This is what lead me to my conclusion, which is only a opinion based upon a few facts.
And thank you for the thanks, Paul. It always nice to receive gratification from members. However, I don't do this for the thank you, of course, I research only to further my own knowledge in the hobby I care for and to try and give back anything, no matter how little, possible to this forum which has given me so much in return for free.
Last edited by youthcollector1; 08-08-2013 at 09:56 PM.
My compliments on a stunning array of rare Danish SS and Schalburg Korps items presented in this thread. I can add but two items, both helmets (of course). Both painted parade black, one is the helmet featured in the Ludwig Baer book on helmets and the other is a black painted reissue double decal SS M40 Q named to a Schalburg Korps member, named and numbered 1512 whose name matches Role # 1512. I am not home and cannot remember the exact name.
Period photos of the parade helmet in use.
Thanks for the impressive items which add a further element to this thread. Your collection is a real treasure.
Thank you for giving this rare material the prominence it deserves. Thanks to Mr. Delich and his Scandinavian allies for this fine material and wise analysis.
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Here is the secondary source I think most informative on this issue, but it is also hardly a new work. Maybe there are others, but Hugh Page Taylor made an art and science of this issue in the past.
What is also interesting is what symbolism this particular shield with 3 lions thereon held for the Schalburg Korps , it is not a symbol i have readily identified with Denmark ( England and Estonia both have three lions in a shield as a national emblem ) so i wonder what the significance is ??
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