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Title Ostvolk award, 2nd class with swords
Nationality German
Period c 1943

This is a nice example of the Eastern People's award given to German auxilliaries fighting in the East and the Balkans, with its original green ribbon indicating Muslim troops, eg Handchar and Kama SS divisions. The Christian troops in the East (principally Ukrainian elements) who received this medal had a brown ribbon with white edges.

It is made of pot metal with a little patination. There is no maker's mark, as is normal, and it has the concave back which is what you would expect on period pieces. Its condition is fine, with original ribbon and suspension.

If you want to comment on this item—re quality, age, etc—please email me.

[Militaria : Medals : Third Reich : Army]


Bayonet arrived safe + sound this AM Sat. Special delivery excellent again. Worth the few extra bob. To be honest it was better than I dared hope. I usually avoid polished bits like the plague!! Your price was a bit fierce!! - but a great marking I lacked... Please email me anytime you have anything that might be of interest.

C W, UK, 09.09.2006

Hallo Chris, its coming [it came] today, it's very good, thank you.

P P, Sweden, 16.08.2006