Date Instituted

November 1941


Awarded for bravery or merit.

Number awarded


Julis Krix
(Courtesy of Otto Krix)


This was the highest military order in Croatia.

Awarded in these classes:
1st Class
2nd Class
3rd Class
4th Class

Green oak leaves could be added to any class for "especially outstanding acts of bravery".

Photo © Emedals

Sources used

David Littlejohn - Foreign legions of the Third Reich, vol 3
David Littlejohn - Orders, decorations, medals and badge of the Third Reich, vol 2

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