Kriegsverdienstkreuz

Germany

Translation: War Merit Cross
The Kriegsverdienstkreuz was instituted on October 18th 1939 and its rules were published in RGBl. I v. 24.10.39, no. 209, p. 2069.The preambule states: "Als Zeichen der Anerkennung für Verdienste in dem uns aufgezwungenen Krieg, ..., stifte ich den Orden des Kreigsverdienstkreuzes.", which indicates that the Kriegsverdienstkreuz is to be seen as an Order. On the AUgust 19th 1940, the article 1 received a new paragraph (2) (see: RGBl. I v. 28.08.1940, no. 154, p. 1178), where the affiliated Kreigsverdienstmedaille was instituted.
Ritterkreuz des Kriegsverdienstkreuzes in Gold mit Schwertern
Knights Cross for the War Merit Cross in Gold with Swords
Ritterkreuz des Kriegsverdienstkreuzes in Gold ohne Schwertern
Knights Cross for the War Merit Cross in Gold without Swords
Ritterkreuz des Kriegsverdienstkreuzes mit Schwertern
Knights Cross for the War Merit Cros with Swords
Ritterkreuz des Kriegsverdienstkreuzes
Knights Cross to the War Merit Cross
Kriegsverdienstkreuz 1.Klasse mit Schwertern
War Merit Cross 1st Class with Swords
Kriegsverdienstkreuz 1.Klasse
War Merit Cross 1st Class
Kriegsverdienstkreuz 2.Klasse mit Schwertern
War Merit Cross 2nd Class with Swords
Kriegsverdienstkreuz 2.Klasse
War Merit Cross 2nd Class
Kriegsverdienstmedaille
War Merit Medal
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