Erinnerungsmedaille für die Spanischen Freiwilligen im Kampf gegen den Bolschewismus by 1 - Deschler & Sohn of München. Instituted January 3rd 1944, The German Spanish “Blue Division” Commemorative Medal was awarded to Spanish volunteers of the “Blue Division” who served in the Russian front. It is constructed out of a die struck zinc alloy base that has been bronze washed. The round shaped obverse depicts, front top to bottom; a Heer M35 helmet on a stand above two shields, the left depicts a German National Eagle the right depicts the Spanish Falange (yoke and arrows) in front of a horizontally lying broad sword, above a static swastika that is flanked by laurel leaf clusters. The reverse reads “Division Española De Voluntarios En Rusia” (Division Spanish volunteer Russia) above a 2nd Class Iron Cross and ribbon that is flanked by a laurel leaf cluster (left) and an oak leaf cluster (right). To the top is an integral loop and “1” maker marked ring that holds 4 1/2 inches of red, white, black and yellow rayon ribbon. Beautiful detail remains! The awards measures 1 ¼ inches in diameter. A great piece!
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