Textbook, full length machine embroidered, Kreta cufftitle. Awarded to troops who participated in the assault on the island of Crete in 1941. A little scuffing to front left hand side otherwise near mint condition.
Woven tan camel hair construction cufftitle machine embroidered with Latin script"Afrika", flanked by palm trees in silver grey rayon threads. The edges of the cufftitle are bordered in machine stitched silver grey rayon braiding.Open back reverse reveals the embroidered script.
Non maker marked Wachtler & Lange Iron Cross has brass centre.Box is marked 'Wilhelm Deumer K.G. Ludenscheid'.Interior of the white satin box lid has been burnt through the satin.Box lid has silvered outline of an Iron Cross.Rear of box has a slight pressed crack to the hardened cardboard base.
Rare Frackspange style.Mounted in reverse to show no longer on active service.Worn to civilian functions on left breast of tuxedo evening dress in slanted downwards style.Comprises Iron Cross 2nd Class,Cross Of Honour,Faithful Service Cross,1936 Berlin Olympics medal,Austro-Hungarian 1914-18 medal and Bulgarian 1915-18 medal. Has West Wall ribbon but minus medal.