- Published: 28 February 2013 28 February 2013
- Last Updated: 28 February 2013 28 February 2013
1 May 1945
At least six months service with the 20. Gebirgs-Armee
Estimated price (2009)
The Lapland shield in use
(Courtesy of Simon Orchard)
The shield was created in February 1945 but was not officially approved until 1 May 1945 making it the last official campaign shield. It was created to award the efforts of the 20. Gebirgs-Armee fighting in northern Scandinavia.
Photo courtesy of Rusfront
Christopher Ailsby - A collectors guide to the Luftwaffe
Christopher Ailsby - World War 2 German medals and political awards
John R. Angolia - For Führer and Fatherland: Military awards of the Third Reich
Kurt Gerhard Klietmann - Auszeichnungen des Deutschen Reiches 1936-1945
David Littlejohn - Orders, decorations, medals and badges of the Third Reich
Detlev Niemann - Price Guide Germany 1871-1945 (2009)
Do you have any corrections or additions to the material presented on the site?
Please help us improve the site by sending them to us.