Date Instituted31 July 1930
RequirementsAwarded for merit or bravery.
Generalmajor Hans Doerr
(Courtesy of Gareth Collins)
CommentsAwarded in these classes (with or without swords):
The Gold Cross and the Knight classes could be awarded up to three times to the same person, in which he case he would have a Gold Cross/Knight class with two bars.
It could also be awarded to foreigners.
Photo courtesty of Antiques & Militaria