Good early example in bronze, maker marked 65 with short length of original ribbon. This was the basic gallantry award for behind the lines action for non-combatant personnel, viz army nurses, clerical staff, etc.
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The parcel arrived today and I am delighted. It feels such a privilege to be holding a piece of history.
G C, UK, 14.03.2017
I received the silver Verdienstkreuz this morning. Your swiftness and dedication was very much appreciated and, though the envelope arrived with a Post Office sticker saying it had been found open or damaged, the cross was unharmed and looks beautiful. Thanks for your time.