Schalburg Cross medal ww2

Schalburg Cross medal ww2

Schalburg Cross medal ww2

Schalburg Cross medal ww2

Schalburg Cross medal ww2

Schalburg Cross medal ww2

The date the Schalburg Cross was instituted is unknown. It could be later than 1943, otherwise picture of them being worn would have surfaced. It was named after Christian Frederik von Schalburg, commander of the Frikops Danmark who was killed in combat operations in the Demyansk Pocket in 1942. The cross was manufactured by the Danish firm Heimb├╝rger in Copenhagen. The cross was awarded to Schalburg Corps members for recognition of service against the Danish resistance movement and for those serving or killed in action in the Eastern Front. It has been recorded once that a cross was awarded to a Schalburg Corps member killed in action probably from the resistance. The Schalburg Cross was intended to be worn on the left breast pocket of its recipient’s uniform. According to military historians some of the unissued crosses were discovered in the Schalburg corps HQ after the retreat of the Germans in May 1945 and were kept as souvenirs by the Danish population. Indeed, stories have widely circulated that they were given to members of the crowds that flocked the streets of Copenhagen in May 1945 after the liberation from German troops. This item is in the category “Collectables\Militaria\World War II (1939-1945)\Medals/ Ribbons”. The seller is “bygonetreasure4u” and is located in this country: GB. This item can be shipped worldwide.
  • Type: Medals & Ribbons
  • Conflict: World War II (1939-1945)