WWII GERMAN WAR MERIT CROSS WITH SWORDS -
This is a WWII German War Merit Cross. 2nd Class with swords. Issued to civilian personnel who
directly supported activities in support of combatants or military actions.
Of metal construction. In the shape of a cross. Bronze color. The design consisted of a swastika
surrounded by a wreath. The ribbon was very similar in color to the one employed witht the Iron Cross.
The back of the German War Merit Cross displayed the year 1939 surrounded by a wreath.
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