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5th Don Cossack Cavalry Regiment Cross – Item 105468

Rare Third Reich produced 5th Don Cossack cavalry regiment cross. Cross constructed in painted silver aluminium with back swastika to centre. On red and blue shield.  Dated 1941. These badges were worn on the left breast pocket. A scarce and unusual award. Example shown on Pg 202 of Orders and Decorations, Medals and Badges of the Third Reich by David Littlejohn and Col Dodkins. Ground dug up example with pitted pin.

 

Note:  In October 1941 the entire Cossack regiment with all its officers and including its commander deserted from the red army and offered their services to the Germans. This cavalry regiment was the first completely Russian regiment to fight entirely for the Germans.



Price: £225

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