Date Instituted

24 November 1941


Awarded for military merit.

Number awarded



It was awarded in these grades:
Combatants (with swords and wreath)
- I. Class - for 3 months be in the line (with swords and wreath)
- II. Class - for 6 months in the operational area service (with wreath)
Non-Combatants (with wreath)
- III. Class - for home defence
- Postumus - to widows

Bars were added to the ribbon for the wounded.

Photo © Dr. Szentváry-Lukács János & Charles

Sources used

Christopher Ailsby - German World War 2 Medals & Political Awards: The Satellite States
David Littlejohn - Foreign Legions of the Third Reich, Vol 3