Awarded to soldiers of the Wehrmacht and Italian troops who worked together in the North African theater of war. The round award is constructed out of a die struck zinc base. The obverse of the award features two gladiators fighting together to keep a crocodiles jaws closed. Beside the gladiators it is written "Lorioli Milano" (manufacturing company and location). The reverse features the Arch of Fileni, above the Savoy knot and inside of a fasces (left) and a static swastika (right), which is all surrounded by "Campagna Italo Tedesca in Africa - Italienisch Deutscher Feldzug in Afrika" (Medal for the Italian-German campaign in Africa (in both German and Italian)). For those of you checking me against the references see pg 60 of Antonio Scapini reference Type I. Attached to the award is approx 5 inches of black, white, red and green rayon ribbon. It shows beautiful finish.
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