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German Cross in gold '20' Cased > Germany / Tyskland WW1-WW2 > German WW1-2 Awards / Medaljer  |  
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Item number 7305

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Maker marked '20', C.F. Zimmermann, Pforzheim

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German Cross in gold.

Maker marked '20', C.F. Zimmermann, Pforzheim

Overall excellent/ near mint condition. No damages what so ever.

Near mint case.

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Tyska korset i guld.

Tillverkarmärkt '20', C.F. Zimmermann, Pforzheim

Överlag utmärkt/nära perfekt skick. Inga skador.

Nästan perfekt svart etui.

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HISTORY:
The invasion of Russia saw the massive engagement of German troops, and certainly an important increase in acts of bravery. The German Cross (Kriegsorden) was created on 28 September 1941 (1) by Adolf Hitler (Führer und Oberster Befehlshaber der Wehrmacht) in order to publicly reward the heroism of the German Legions dispatched to defeat Bolshevism.

The award was created in two classes, Gold and Silver, independent of one another. The type in Gold had as its objective the recognition of repeated acts of bravery or exceptional command not justifying the award of the Knight’s Cross of the Iron Cross, but superior to requirements for award of the Iron Cross 1st Class. The type in Silver was to reward significant performance in military conduct of the war. Neither were in any way part of the classes of the Iron Cross. Because of this, recipients might first receive the Knight’s Cross of the Iron Cross and afterwards the German Cross—or vice versa. The detailed conditions for bestowal are shown in the ‘’Reichsgesetzblatt’’ of 2 October 1941 (Teil I, Nummer III).


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