1939 Knights Cross of the Iron Cross. Three piece construction. Assembled by hand from 3 die struck pieces, a blackened center and German silver frame. All the detail of the genuine item is faithfully reproduced. Complete with the correct suspension loop and a generous length of neck ribbon. With makers mark L/12 stamped on the reverse.
Eagle Order 2nd Class with Swords .Instituted on 1st May 1937 this high award was awarded to foreigners only as a mark of recognition and esteem by the German Government. The version offered is the 2nd Class with Swords which was issued to military personal of Italy and other allies of Germany during WWII. Die struck in bronze and finished in white enamel in gilt. The swords are riveted onto the front of the cross.
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.
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.