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.
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.