IRON CROSS IST CLASS
High quality reproduction of the Iron Cross Ist class, Eisernes Kreuz I Klasse, again granted from 1939 until 1945 for all ranks: officers, NCOs and troops. The cross was applied to the center of the left pocket top of each decoration and was awarded by an officer during a formal ceremony if there was an opportunity and was always accompanied by the relevant certificate.
- the soldier had to distinguished for at least 3 times in acts of courage and remarkable actions in front of the enemy (make 3 times what was needed to get the Cross of Iron II ^ cl.);
- Kreigsmarine and Luftwaffe were applying criteria of tonnage and number of culls.