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I sure wish I had your pocket book You have put together a very eclectic collection in a short period of time :cheers:

Thank`s again Lambert, and you have a nice Website there ! Laurence...... I do not in reality lie to my wife, but do not want to bother her with all the small details either Just to show them a sal

Hi JT "Deutsche Verdienstmedaille" is GermanOrder of Merit. Lambert

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Tapper og Tro medaljen 1944

Bravery and Loyality Cross (Quisling Cross)

Bronze Latin cross with out-turned ends to the arms, crossed swords between the arms, with loop for ribbon suspension; the face with ‘Sun Eagle’ symbol of the Nasjonal Samling, being a circular gilt-edged red enamel disc bearing a gold cross, a gilt eagle with wings outstretched above; the reverse inscribed ‘TAPPER OG TRO’ in ‘Nordic’ script; on original ribbon with top bar mounted for wear. The Cross began life as the ‘Order for Bravery and Loyalty’, instituted by the collaborationist Nasjonal Samling government under Vidkun Quisling to be awarded to Norwegian combat forces on the same basis as the German Iron Cross. Shortly afterwards, however, Josef Terboven, German Reichskommissar of Norway, dictated that only German awards were to be worn by Norwegian collaborationist forces. (Terboven and Quisling has a long history of rivalry and disagreement with Terboven doing his utmost to minimise the influence of Quisling, despite the orders of Adolf Hitler to help build the Nasjonal Samling). The Order was thus awarded for only a very brief period. In 1944, a very few examples had the ‘Sun Eagle’ symbol affixed to the face, covering the date ‘1941’ in ‘Nordic’ script and were awarded to members of the Nasjonal Samling, such awards being referred to as ‘politisk utgave’ (political awards). After Allied victory in May 1945, recipients of the award naturally did everything possible to conceal the fact. As a consequence, it is extremely rare.


Unlike the German Medals and Orders of 1933/45, this does not have a swastika. I've never seen anything like it, very interesting.


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Thank you again Lambert for helping, regarding correct names on the medals :beer:

The norwegian "Quisling Cross" is not of the most common award to find. It is also released one 1st class, Breastmedal with pin on the back.



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Nice that you appreciate the pictures Gentlemen :)

Here is a small challenge ................

Exists this award?

Faithful Service Cross 40 years with Oakleaves

Treudienst Ehrenzeichen 40 Jahre mit Eichen


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...........or is it just a fantasy objekt ?

The medal is original and the oakleaves also, but do they belong together ? (the left medal)

Here you see it together with the oakleves on the Heer 40 years Service Medal (that one for sure is original and correct)



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4 pce medalbar Police

  • Iron Cross second class 1914 / Eisernes Kreuz 2 klasse
  • Hindenburg cross with swords / Ehrenkreuz für Frontkämpfer
  • Police Long Service Cross 2. class 18 years / Polizei Dienstauszeichnung 2. Stufe 18 Jahre
  • Olympic Games Commemorative Medal / Olympia Erinnerungsmedaille

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another medalbar

  • Iron Cross second class / Eisernes Kreuz 2 klasse
  • War merit cross 2.class with swords / Kriegsverdienst Kreuz 2 Klasse mit Schwertern
  • Russian front medal / Medaille Winterschacht im Osten 1941-42/Ostmedaille
  • Heer 4 years Service Medal 4. class / Dienstauszeichnung der Wehrmacht 4.Klasse, 4 Jahre
  • Commemorative Medal 1.october 1938 (Sudentenland) / Medaille zur Erinnerung an den 1. Oktober 1938

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