I'm advertising for a friend whose father brought this back from the 2nd WW. German Ww2 1939-45 Merit cross with swords 1st class, cased pinback Badge. Condition as photos, box not great but silver mark on front still visible and original to medal. Medal in original condition with intergrated hinge and pin hook, coke style pin stamped.
The War Merit Cross with Swords was instituted on the 11th October, 1939, and was awarded for civilian or military merit which did not involve combat service on the front line. This is the 1st Class version with swords, which was awarded for bravery in the face of physical danger. These crossed feature a smart, light silvered finish to the front with a flat pin to the reverse for fitting. Worn on the left breast pocket of the tunic. THE LDO NUMBER In 1941 it was decided to create the Administration of German Orders Manufacturers (deutschen Ordenhersteller), known as the LDO.
Its main purpose was to control the production of medals and orders. The LDO was directed by the Fuhrer's Chancellery. Manufacturing companies that produced medals, badges, orders, etc. At that point they were assigned a number (commonly known as the LDO number) and were asked to stamp it on the medal or award during production. In many cases the markings would also be applied to the box or envelope in which the award was.
The item "German Ww2 1939-45 Merit 1st class cased Badge" is in sale since Wednesday, October 28, 2020. This item is in the category "Collectables\Militaria\World War II (1939-1945)\Badges". The seller is "hilly860" and is located in Brampton. This item can be shipped to United Kingdom, Antigua and barbuda, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Australia, United States, Bahrain, Canada, Japan, New Zealand, China, Israel, Hong Kong, Norway, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mexico, Singapore, South Korea, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Bangladesh, Belize, Bermuda, Bolivia, Barbados, Brunei darussalam, Dominica, Egypt, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Grenada, French guiana, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Saint kitts and nevis, Saint lucia, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Macao, Monaco, Maldives, Montserrat, Martinique, Nicaragua, Oman, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Turks and caicos islands, Aruba, Saudi arabia, South africa, United arab emirates, Ukraine, Chile, Bahamas, Colombia, Costa rica, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Kuwait, Panama, Philippines, Qatar, Trinidad and tobago, Uruguay.