war merit cross

G39989 Add to Compare. The cross was awarded to all ranks for distinction in war. View; G20127 Add to Compare. The War Merit Cross measures 48.51 mm (w) x 48.48 mm (h) and weighs 17.6 grams. The War Merit Cross (German: Kriegsverdienstkreuz) was a state decoration of Germany during World War II.By the end of the conflict it was issued in four degrees and had an equivalent civil award.A "de-Nazified" version of the War Merit Cross was reissued in 1957 by the Bundeswehr for its veterans. On January 12, 1860 the decoration was modified with the addition of a war decoration. The War Merit Cross, created and instituted prior to the war, formed an integral part of the awards structure of the Third Reich by filling voids which would otherwise exist … The arms of the cross have a 2 mm garnet-red enameled border. 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It was reissued in 1957 by the Bundeswehr in a de-Nazified version for veterans. The reverse has a block hinge and a banjo-style pinback. The Brunswick War Merit Cross German: Braunschweigisches Kriegsverdienstkreuz)[1] also known as the Ernst-Augustkreuz, was a military decoration of the Duchy of Brunswick. A Knight's Cross of the War Merit Cross by Deschler $4,950. The medal consists of a bronze plated Maltese Cross. The upper arm has a flat stylizes wedge shaped eye with a grooved suspension ring passing through it. The ribbon of the War Merit Cross was in red-white-black-white-red (the colors being reversed from the ribbon of the World War II version of the Iron Cross). On the horizontal arms of the cross are sprays of oak leaves. A total of 6,134,950 were issued. View; G24655 Add to Compare. The Cross was established 23 October 1914 by Ernest Augustus, Duke of Brunswick. A Knight’s Cross of the War Merit Cross Miniature Set, with Case, by Steinhauer & Lück $881. The cross was awarded to all ranks for distinction in war. The ribbon of the War Merit Cross 2nd Class could be worn like the ribbon of the Iron Cross 2nd Class (through the third buttonhole). On 20 March 1918, a first class of the Cross was created in pinback form, with the existing Cross becoming the second class. At the center of the Cross on the obverse are the letters EA for Duke Ernest Augustus. Germany, Wehrmacht. The Brunswick War Merit Cross German: Braunschweigisches Kriegsverdienstkreuz) also known as the Ernst-Augustkreuz, was a military decoration of the Duchy of Brunswick. A Knight's Cross of the War Merit Cross with Swords by Deschler, In Case of Issue $8,450. 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”. View; G21727 Add to Compare. The ribbon of the War Merit Cross 2nd Class could be worn like the ribbon of the Iron Cross 2nd Class (through the second buttonhole). The War Merit Cross 1st Class was a pin-backed medal worn on the pocket of the tunic (like the Iron Cross 1st Class). Englisch-Deutsch-Übersetzungen für War Merit Cross im Online-Wörterbuch dict.cc (Deutschwörterbuch). It was created by Adolf Hitler in October 1939 as a successor to the non-combatant Iron Cross … A Rare Knight’s Cross of the War Merit Cross in Gold, by Deschler & Sohn $7,801. The War Merit Cross 1st Class was a pin-backed medal worn on the pocket of the tunic. The War Merit Cross (or Kriegsverdienstkreuz in German) was a decoration of Nazi Germany awarded to military personnel and civilians during the Second World War. Recipients had to have the lower grade of the award before getting the next level. A Knight’s Cross of the War Merit Cross by Deschler $3,750. It is of interest that because it was initially liberally presented damaging its prestige, the War Merit Medal was introduced in 1941. It was constructed from a wide range of materials, from zinc with a bronzed wash to a few very rare bronze pieces. The War Merit Cross 2nd Class with Swords was presented to Military Personnel for bravery not necessarily in the face of the enemy, and in reality there was a gray area in which individuals received the medal when perhaps the non-combatant grade would have been appropriate. These acts could either be in the form of bravery not under direct enemy fire or the planning/leading of combat operations. As the war progressed, the quality of the materials decreased, and as a result late war crosses lose their bronze wash with the passing of time, yielding a gray appearance. Sun, May 07, 2017, 6:59 PM. It was created by Adolf Hitler in October 1939 as a successor to the non-combatant Iron Cross which was used in earlier wars. 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