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Here are the set I have so far .... maybe one day that $$$ Cholm is in my future? wink.gif (P.S. the Lappshield is 1957)

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I like the campaign shields too, but try to restrict myself to those with a Naval connection (Narvik, Krim, Kuban), especially if I can find evidence of them being worn by U-Boat crews (i.e. many U-Boat crewmen were ex-Destroyer crews whose boats were sunk at Narvik and thus wore the Narvik Shield)

Actually, Demjansk is just about the only one with zero Naval connection. There was a Naval transport unit at Cholm so even that one could legitimately be found on blue backing though I've never heard of one - these guys would normally have worn field grey uniform anyway, but may have had a set of "best blues" uniform for dress occasions.

My KM Narvik is a nice early, used piece in tombak

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Guest Darrell

What, no Cholm?

Nice one Don ... so many loose ends to my collection ... where do I start. Now I need some US and Russian Medals ... speechless.gif

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Nice shields guys beer.gif

These seem to be under-appreciated as many dont collect them.

P.S. .. Imagine that ... suddenly the link is good again !!!! ??? blush.gif

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Blue back?ngcloth on a silver Narvik?

Yes, blue cloth backing on a silver shild. I got it like that . I can't explain it, may be for a blue jacket, the guy changed of service. the backing seems very done for a post-war adding.

On the attached pic, 4 of them seem to wear blue backing cloth.

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