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Item Id: AM24041

War Merit Cross 1'st Class With Swords


The War Merit Cross was instituted by Adolf Hitler on October 18th 1939 in two classes with both classes issued, with and without swords for award to military personnel and civilians, including females and foreigners, for exemplary service and/or bravery in Germany’s war effort, in a non-combatant role. The addition of swords to the award signified bravery while awards without swords were bestowed for service.


High quality die struck Tombak construction with nickel/silver plated finish. The nickel/silver plated finish appears to be retained about 80% with light age tarnish. The plain, reverse has a soldered hinge, a broad, tapering pin and a heavy soldered catch all intact. The reverse of the pin is maker marked stamped “62” for “Kerbach  & Österhelt, Dresden”. The cross is in good condition with signs of age and use.


Very nice maker marked exampel which will look great displayed on a tunic!!

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