1939 War Merit Cross Medal
LIMITED ITEM. SURPLUS - PREVIOUSLY OWNED. Once they are gone we may not get any more. Sold As Is - NON-REFUNDABLE.
This award was created by Adolf Hitler in 1939 as a successor to the non-combatant Iron Cross which was used in earlier wars. The award had two variants: with swords given to soldiers for exceptional service in battle above and beyond the call of duty (but not worthy of an Iron Cross which was more a bravery award), and without swords for meritorious service behind the lines which could also be awarded to civilians.
The arms of the cross on both sides had a flat edge with a pebbled center. The obverse center disk featured a mobile swastika surrounded by an oak leaf wreath while on the reverse center the oak leaves surrounded the year 1939. An eyelet was soldered to the upper arm of the cross through which a ribbon looped (Ribbon not included with this medal). The cross was presented with a 6" ribbon piece of ribbon with bands of red-white-black-white-red (the colors of the Iron Cross reversed).
Features of the Medal:
- Condition: Preowned in Excellent condition
- Size: 1 7/8" both wide and tall
- Front: Arms of the cross have a flat edge with a pebbled center and the center disk featured a mobile swastika surrounded by an oak leaf wreath
- Back: Arms of the cross have a flat edge with a pebbled center and the in the center the oak leaves surrounded the year 1939
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