Ritterkreuz des Kriegsverdienstkreuzes in Gold mit Schwertern

Germany (1933-1945, German Reich)

Translation: Knights Cross for the War Merit Cross in Gold with Swords
Number of awards in the database: 0
Total awarded for WW II: unknown

The Knight’s Cross of the War Merit Cross in Gold with Swords
(Ritterkreuz des Kriegsverdienstkreuzes in Gold mit Schwertern) was the highest class of the War Merit Cross and was identical to the silver variant, except that this one was made of genuine silver and subsequntly gold plated. The silver grade was stamped on the bottom of the overturned V on the lower arm of the cross. Up to now, not one actual awarding of this award is known.
 

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Picture source:   - Hermann Historica auctioneers
Information source(s):   - Ailsby C., World War 2 German medals, Ian Allen Publishing, 2003
- Klietmann K-G, Auszeichnungen des Deutschen Reichs 1936-1945, Motorbuch Verlag, Stuttgart, 1991
- Lumsden R., Medals and Decorations of Hitler germany, Airlife Publishing, 2001
- Wehrmacht Awards.com
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