Spanish made KvK mit Schwerten.
Gents, Here I show a KvK with swords made in the 1960's by "Casa Flandez group" of Calle Mayor 11, Madrid, Espana/Spain.
One of the many Spanish made TR replacement medals for members of the Spanish "Blue Division" and other Spanish volunteers fighting for Hitler's Germany, made between the mid 1940's to the 1980's.
The swastika not being a banned symbol in Spain, so it was used on these replacement awards, unlike in post war Germany, these Spanish produced awards are nothing like their TR and 1957 German counterparts in both quality or finish, in fact some would say down right ugly and poorly made ! despite the poor appearance, they are held in high esteem in Spain !
The Spanish produced awards/medals are not copies/reproductions, they are replacements like the 1957 range of German awards, sanctioned by the Spanish (Franco's) Government.
These are the number of TR awards to Spaniards fighting for the Reich.....
3 Knight Crosses .
3 German Crosses in Gold.
138 Iron Crosses First Class.
2,359 Iron Crosses Second Class.
2,216 War Merit Crosses with Swords.
I have been unable to find the figures for the Ost medal and German Blue division medals but they must run in many thousands !
Prost ! Steve.
"The German Army is the perfectly adapted, perfectly running Machine. The difference is that the Germans are organised with a view to War...with the cold, hard, practical and business-like purpose of winning victories."
G.W. Steevens - The Daily Mail (1897)
11-21-2013 11:50 PM
Crudely made and downright ugly but interesting nonetheless.
Interesting award figures too, thank you for posting them.
Looking for LDO marked EK2s and items relating to U-406.....