Crimea Shield or Krimschild offered for sale
Condition report: (2) Good but was modified in wartime to be sewn on
The Crimea Shield or ‘Krimschild’ was a World War II German military decoration. It was awarded to military personnel under the command of Field Marshal von Manstein, including supporting naval and air force units, who fought against Soviet Red Army forces between 21st September 1941 and 4th July 1942 and who captured the Crimea region. It was instituted on 25th July 1942. It was the most widely distributed of the various German campaign shields, with approximately 250,000 awarded.