This is a reproduction of the World War Two German Demjansk Shield.
This award was instituted in April 1943 and was awarded to troops who had fought in the Demyansk pocket (Eastern Front). The criteria for this award were:
- Honourable service in the pocket for at east 60 days
- Getting wounded/ frost-bite.
This award was also given to members of the Luftwaffe who had flown 50 combat or supply missions over the besieged area.
The award was to be worn on the upper left arm of the recipients uniform - if another such award was gained they could be worn one above the other, separated by a space of 5mm.
This shield is supplied with a field grey backing cloth as standard should you wish either a luftwaffe blue or Panzer black backing instead please e-mail us at the time of purchase to request this.