German WWII RLB 1st Class Award-This was a high decoration presented to members of the Reichsluftschutzbund which is otherwise known as the German Air Defense Service. This is a gilted cross with a swastika in the center. It is suspended by the original RLB ribbon. It is dated 1938 on the reverse, which is the year this award was instituted. The finish is 85% intact on this example, and it almost appears as if the finish was deliberately removed from the center swastika in order for it to look more pronounced. It has an interesting look to it. This is a very hard piece to encounter.