WWII German Nazi War Merit Cross 1st Class 1939 With Swords Kriegsverdienstkreuz I mit Schwertern
Item #: JT273
This cased, early scarce example has a mint frosty finish which gives it a great look. There is minor visible wear to the details. The reverse features a nickel/silver, coke bottle shaped pin, which functions properly. A great example!
The War Merit Cross was instituted by Adolf Hitler on October 18TH 1939, in two classes with both classes issued, with and without swords, for award to military personnel and civilians, including females and foreigners, for exemplary service and/or bravery in Germany’s war effort, in a non-combatant role. The addition of swords to the award signified bravery while awards without swords were bestowed for service. Of Note: The War Merit cross series of awards was expanded on August 19TH 1940, to include a Knight’s Cross of the War Merit Cross for award to personnel who had provided a substantial contribution to the war effort and the War Merit Medal for award to German nationals and foreign civilians who provided exceptional service to the war effort.
Shipping Weight: 0.6 lb
Your Price $250.00 USD