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    not sure if this is the correct place for this! (mods , please move if not correct) , a couple of things brought back my dad from his time in n.africa and Italy while serving with the 78th div.
    first , I think this is a merit cross ?, no ribbon, but pin fastening, second. shield, from maybe afrika corp pith or tropical helmet ?, many thanks for looking,
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    KVK with swords 1st class and a tri colour shield for a tropenhelm (excuse my english terms).
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    Jerry

    Whatever its just an opinion.

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    Can you post some better pics of the KVK please John. Is there a makers mark on the underside of the pin?

    You will need to post the hat insignia in the correct forum.

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    Quote by Jerry B View Post
    KVK with swords 1st class and a tri colour shield for a tropenhelm (excuse my english terms).
    thanks jerry for the swift reply, English terms ok by me, I live in Yorkshire , could you explain KVK,
    all the best,john.

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    KVK is an abbreviation of Kriegsverdienstkreuz.

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    hi Adrian,
    its getting dark up north so will take more pics in morning !!, the underside of the pin is stamped 62,
    john.

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    '62' is the maker Kerbach & Oesterhelt from Dresden.

    If you could post some clear pics we can see if it matches other examples by the same maker here on the forum.

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    thanks Adrian,
    will do some in natural light In morning, this should be the real thing as dad picked these up during ww2
    regards, john.

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    Kvk is the german name for the medal.
    In English it's called a war merit cross with swords.
    This version is a first class kvk.
    Im looking for an a case to an 1936 olympics medal and a case to entry to austria medal. pm me If you have any spare.

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    Quote by daniel1234 View Post
    Kvk is the german name for the medal.
    In English it's called a war merit cross with swords.
    This version is a first class kvk.
    many thanks, Daniel.

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