Oostlandkruis / Mussertkruis

Netherlands, the (1815-present, Kingdom)

Translation: Eastland Cross / Mussert Cross
Number of awards in the database: 0
Total awarded for WW II: unknown

The Mussert Cross was instituted in 1942 by the Nationaal Socialistische Beweging (NSB) National Socialist Movement of Antoon Mussert as a decoration for merit and bravery to be awarded to NSB members in German service. The decoration knows from origin two variations, one with and one without swords, for military and civilians. The civilian version without swords is not known to have been produced.
The decoration was made of three parts and was enamelled and in gilt. The outer edge of the cross is made with black enamel with between that, parts of red enamel. A separate white enamel disk has been soldered on both sides of the medal. On the front the disk Bears the swastika with over that a wolf hook. Under that you can find oak leaves. The disk on the other side carries the text MUSSERT 1941 in the middle and on the edge the text HOU EN TROU and oak leaves. Text and decoration is in gold. The ribbon shows the colours blue-white-orange-white-blue. It was not permitted to wear the decoration on the German uniform.
 

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Picture source:   - WW2 Axis and Foreign Legions
Information source(s):   - Hendrik's Medaille Hoekje
- WW2 Axis and Foreign Legions
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