CASED WW2 GERMAN NAZI WAR MERIT CROSS 1ST CLASS BY DESCHLER & SON
Early war example of the German War Merit Cross with swords 1st class. Very good original 49mm wide Tombak example, showing frosted finish on silver maltese cross. Sharp details to contours and pebbles to internal cross arms. Pin back and maker stamped as issued ‘1’ (Deschler & Son of Munich). Comes in the original fitted case, showing silver fascimilie of cross to case lid. An exceptionally fine condition set.
The War Merit Cross was instituted 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.
||12 x 5 x 8 cm