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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

I received the sword and belt this afternoon. Always a bit of a risk buying this sort of thing online but I'm very pleased with the quality of the sword and scabbard...

P R, UK, 28.08.2014

Good news, my friend, the boot knife has arrived safe and sound. This example will more than fill my collection need.

R M, USA, 01.05.2008

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