WW2 German Boxed War Merit Cross With Swords 1st Class M.716
All of our items come with a 14 day approval period, in which you can return an item for any reason providing the item is received in the same condition it was sent. A full refund (less return postage) will be issued as soon as the item has arrived safely to us.
1 in stock
This award was created by Adolf Hitler in October 1939
The award came in 2 classes, 1st & 2nd. Just like the oron croos the first class award was worn on the tunic, whilst the 2nd class ribbon was worn through the button hole.
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.
A very nice original example of this award in original box of issue, However the hinged leather flap on the box has worn and is now held together by the silk lining.
Goods are sent within 2 working days via a reputable worldwide insured and tracked delivery service.