By Shelby L Stanton
This critical reference depicts the U.S. Army's attempt to dress troops in differing climates around the world.
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All the indi cations are that very few SS long-service awards of any grade were ever bestowed. It is interesting to note that the twelve-year award was conferred upon Reicbsführer-SS Heinrich Himmler early in 1939 although he was, technically speaking, not entitled to receive it, never having served the requisite period in a military SS unit! form, for wear on the left breast pocket. To further confuse the issue, a blank citation for an SS Marksmanship Lanyard (SS-Schätzenscbnur) also exists. However, none of these projected profi ciency badges was ever produced and there was no outward recognition of SS marksmanship.
Are surrounded by swastikas. Sig-runes and other Nordic symbols. The fact that the dead man served with the 6th SS-Totenkopf Regiment means it is likely that he perished during the fighting at Demjansk. A piece of ribbon for the Eastern Front Medal, which would have been delivered posthumously to his next-of-kin, is mounted alongside his picture. award, but these time qualifications were waived if the soldier concerned was wounded in the cam paign. This typified the German 'multiple award' process in respect of wounds which meant that, for example, a man might spend only a few days in action in the Crimea during the winter of 1941-2 but if he was seriously wounded in the process he would receive not only the Wound Badge in Silver MILITARY DECORATIONS or Gold but also the Ostmedaille, the Krimschild and the Iron Cross 2nd Class automatically, on account of the severity of the wounding and where and when it had taken place.
Ironically, the word schlacht may be translated not only as 'battle' but also as 'slaughter', an appropriate double meaning bearing in mind the huge losses suffered by ill-equipped German troops during that first winter on the Russian front. Instituted on 26 May 1942, the Ostmedaille was designed by Unterscharführer Ernst Krause of the Leibstandarte-SS 'Adolf Hitler' and was presented to all those who saw active service on the eastern front between 15 November 1941 and 15 April 1942. Two weeks at the front line or sixty days in a combat zone were the normal prerequisites for THE EASTERN FRONT MEDAL, 47.