Krigsverdienst-kreuz 1. klasse mit Schwertern

War Merit Cross 1st Class w/Swords

War Merit Cross 1st Class with swords (Krigsverdienst-kreuz 1. klasse mit Schwertern) – “with swords for special merit in action under enemy fire or for special merit in military leadership.” Awarded to Division Commander and/or Command Staff members for outstanding leadership in service to the Division and after receiving the War Merit Cross 2nd. Class with swords.
To be worn centered on the left feldbluse pocket unless higher level awards have been received and worn as a button hole ribbon or on a ribbon bar with swords.

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