The War Order of the German Cross, normally abbreviated to the German Cross or Deutsches Kreuz, was instituted by Adolf Hitler on 28 September 1941. It was awarded in gold for repeated acts of bravery or military leadership
This large, impressive award is of superb quality, duplicating the 5-piece construction of the original and measuring a full 2¾” across. Incorporating the finest details and original type finish, they feature 4-rivet construction of the 5 separate pieces and correct style, coke bottle shaped flat pin backs.
The outer starburst and center disc are finished in frosted silver with a red enamel ring behind the wreath, while the inner starburst has an antique silver finish.
The gold-plated laurel leaf wreath, with its 1941 date and sharp details, surrounds the glossy black enamel centre swastika with its contrasting silver outline, making it the finest reproduction available today!