Kuban Campaign Shield

A stunning Heer Kuban shield, constructed in bronze, magnetic, complete with field grey backing cloth. The obevrse of the Kuban shield depicts a Wehrmacht eagle clutching a round wreath and swastika, the date 19 / 43 is embossed on each side of the wreath. Beneath the wreath and positioned between two lines, the term “KUBAN” is inscribed. Directly beneath, a succession of blocks forms an arched pattern, descending to the base of the shield. Carved into the unadorned backdrop of these blocks are three names: LAGUNEN, KRYMSKAJA, and in smaller lettering, Noworo/Ssijsk. The reverse of the campaign shield, all four prongs are visable and intact complete with leather backing. This shield has no damage or repairs and is in mint condition, and would be hard to upgrade.

 

Product ID: 10669

£200.00

Out of stock

Description

Kuban Campaign Shield

The Kuban Shield (German: Ärmelschild Kuban) was awarded to those who fought at the Kuban bridgehead in the Soviet Union from February 1943 until it was abandoned in October 1943. The award was instituted on 21 September 1943  and was struck in sheet metal or zinc and treated with a bronze wash.  It features a German eagle with outstretched wings clutching a laurel wreath with a swastika.

On either side of the wreath is the date of the operation 1943, with KUBAN directly below in block capitals.  Below this is a stylised map of the Kuban region, with a line depicting the defensive line fought over and the location of the bridgeheads; Krymskaja, Lagumen and Noworossijk.

The award came with blue wool backing for the Luftwaffe, field grey for the army, and black for armoured units.

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