War Order of the German Cross in Gold. The German Cross was established in 1941 as an intermediate award ranked between the Iron Cross 1st Class and the Knights Cross. The Gold grade was awarded for bravery during front line military service. Despite its attractive price this copy has the same construction as an original being constructed of no less than five separate pieces in different finishes that are pinned together.
Maker marked 'L12' and '800'.Although the Knights Cross of the Iron Cross was ranked second to the Grand Cross, the award was in fact the most coveted of all Third Reich Germany's decorations.These WW2 Crosses have an antiqued finish, and come complete with correct suspension loop and 12Ē (30cm) of neck ribbon.
Officially called The March 13, 1938 Commemorative Medal, the award was used to commemorate the return of Austria to the German Reich. It is also known as the Anschluss Medal, and was awarded to Austrian members of the NSDAP and contributors to the campaign.
The Iron Cross 1st Class is one of the most famous awards in military history. This WW2 design has the the swastika and the 1939 date on the front, and was one of the highest decoration of the war.These pin back badges are die struck in one piece and have an aged, antique finish with a black painted centre. The reverse has the correct flat pin which is completed with the makerís code mark.
The 2nd class Iron Cross also known as the EKII was awarded for a single act of bravery in battle, or a distinguished action above and beyond the call of duty. Die struck one piece, with silvered finish and black painted centre, 1939 and swastika to the front and 1813 on the back.Complete with 6 inches of ribbon.
War time style 'LDO' envelope of the type used for German military medals.Paper construction with the 'LDO' motif applied to the front and standard LDO information to the reverse. The LDO or Leistungsgemeinschaft der deutschen Ordenhersteller was the quality control organization regulating retailers of orders and decorations.