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WWII German Cross 1941 Award


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Original WW2 German Cross 1942. This was a vet bring back.

Here’s a great German Cross in Gold made by the firm Deschler & Sohn, München. This is the 4 rivet, category 3 light version from this firm. The pin is the long version & sort after stamped No 1.

Deschler & Sohn changed from 6 rivets to 4 rivets approximately mid 1942 & were a principal manufacturer of this award.

Deschler & Sohn were also known to have the heavier versions whether light or heavy class of the 5 authorised makers.

A fine example of a less common German award , approx 30,000 in total issued ( 17,000 army – 13,000


The German Cross was actually not a cross at all, it took on the form of an eight-point star resembling some of the former breast awards of the Imperial era. The award came in two forms, a metal version and a cloth version. The metal version being the most complex of the two, it consisted of five separate pieces being fitted and held together using four to twelve rivets depending on who the manufacturer was. The cloth version follows the exact same design as the metal produced version except the entire cross is cloth with the exception of the laurel wreath still being metal.

Photos depict the condition of the award.


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