WW2 German War Merit Cross 2nd Class With Swords Silvered Finish

WW2 German War Merit Cross 2nd Class With Swords Silvered Finish

Code: 12555

£30.00 Approx $36.76, €35.38, £30
(1 in stock)
 

For sale is a WW2 German war merit cross 2nd class with swords. Soldiers who earned the War Merit Cross 2nd Class with Swords wore a small crossed-swords device on the ribbon. This medal is excellently detailed and has an unusual silvered finish. Unfortunately this medal is missing its ribbon loop and ribbon. 

This award was created by Adolf Hitler in October 1939 as a successor to the non-combatant Iron cross which was used in earlier wars (similar medal but with a different ribbon). The award was graded in the same manner as the Iron Cross:  War Merit Cross Second Class, War Merit Cross First Class, and Knights Cross of the War Merit Cross. The award had two variants: with swords given to soldiers for exceptional service "not in direct connection with combat", and without swords given to civilians for meritorious service in "furtherance of the war effort". Recipients had to have the lower grade of the award before getting the next level.

This will be sent via 1st class signed for and dispatched within two working days.