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Title Papaschka cockade
Nationality Ukrainian
Period c 1918-45
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This was worn by Ukrainian military after the Germans pulled out from occupation at the end of WW1 and, later, by Stepan Bandera's men, when they served in the Ukrainian Militia under German command in WW2 against the Russians. Blue and gold are, of course, the Ukrainian colours.

The badge itself is of two-piece construction: the trident element being pinned to the reverse. It would appear to be a gilt wash on a non-ferrous base of some sort. (The trident of Volodymyr the Great (950-1015), officially adoptd by the U in 1918.)

Its condition is excellent for its age. I bought three of these about ten years ago and this is the last one, recently rediscovered in my stores!

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


[Militaria : Badges : Ukrainian : 20th Century]

testimonials

Just to let you know that the bayonets arrived safely this morning and I am extremely happy! They are everything that I had hoped they would be, but better! I am extremely pleased that i purchased them from you. The 1867 Albini ... is an absolute beauty, the blade is immaculate. The other is in fact in far better condition that I had imagined as well. So all in all, I couldn't be happier! Many thanks Chris.

I very much look forward to doing business with you again in the near future.

Russell Thomas, Norway, 15.08.2013

Hi Chris, medals arrived safely and I am very pleased, will leave a mention for you on a military collectors forum and hopefully you may pick up some business.

Once again thank you.

Wayne Sinnot, UK, 04.08.2005

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