THE SPANGE (CLASP) FOR THE IRON CROSS 2.CLASS

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On over 265 pages the known makers of the 2. Class Spange (Clip or Clasp) are presented in detail. Previously unknown connections between the early manufacturers are outlined and explained. The other chapters are about miniatures, documents, and packages.
Established 1 September 1939 this version of the Clasp to the Iron Cross – “Spange zum Eisernen Kreuz”-was Awarded by Nazi Germany to those Military personnel who had already received the Iron Cross (1914). The Clasp to the Iron Cross is a white metal medal clasp displayed on the uniforms of German Wehrmacht personnel who had been awarded the Iron Cross in World War I, and who again qualified for the decoration in World War II. During the WW2, over 100,000 clasps were awarded.