IRON CROSS IST CLASS
High quality reproduction of the Iron Cross II^ class, Eisernes Kreuz II Klasse, again granted from 1939 until 1945 for all ranks: officers, NCOs and troops. Complete with its careteristic ribbon which was applied on second button hole after Iron Cross was worn in the award cerimony.
Each decoration 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 perform known actions in combat and acts of courage in the face of the enemy;
- excellent merit demonstrated to command the troops;
- Kreigsmarine and Luftwaffe were applying criteria of tonnage and number of culls.