Letter: Stalingrad Sword

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The Independent Online
I WAS interested to read about the Stalingrad Sword ('Stalingrad blade blunted by time', 7 November), but it is wrong to state that 'few noticed or minded that the royal crest was upside down on the . . . scabbard'. It is meant to be that way up as this sword is ceremonial, to be carried in processions, blade pointing upwards. Thus any hilt or scabbard decoration can be read the 'right' way up.

Robert C Woosnam-Savage, Glasgow