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German WWII War Merit Cross 1st Class w/Swords by Deschler

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German WWII War Merit Cross 1st Class w/Swords by Deschler-This is a beauty. This medal retains the majority of its original silver finish. It has great tone and great details. The reverse has toned to a darker color. The pin, hinge and catch assembly work as intended. The pin is marked “1” for the popular maker Deshler.  This is a choice example!  

History: The War Merit Cross was instituted in October 1939, in two classes with both classes issued, with and without swords. These were awarded 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.