✚10219✚ Hungarian Kingdom WW2 National Defence Cross Nemzetvédelmi Kereszt 1940

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Original Hungarian Kingdom WW2 National Defence Cross (Nemzetvédelmi Kereszt) - 1940, IN VERY NICE CONDITION, ON GENUINE TRIFOLD RIBBON, A VERY GOOD EXAMPLE - THE AWARD IS NOT OFTEN SEEN IN THIS CONDITION

HISTORY OF THE AWARD:

National Defence Cross (Nemzetvédelmi Kereszt), 1940 - Silvered metal cross pattée, the arms stippled, with laterally-pierced ball suspension; the face with the arms of Hungary imposed centrally; the reverse with a central escutcheon inscribed ‘A HAZÁÉRT’ (for the Homeland) and dated ‘1940'. The Cross was instituted 11 December 1940 with the intention initially of rewarding those who had resisted and defeated the Communist regime of Bela Kun in 1919 and latterly those who loyally served the Regent of Hungary and fought subversive elements during World War II.