✚10220✚ Hungarian Kingdom Horthy WW2 Fire Frontline Cross With Swords medal 1942

£64.99

Original Hungarian Kingdom WW2 Fire Frontline Cross With Swords - 1942, IN GOOD WORN CONDITION, ON GENUINE TRIFOLD RIBBON, A REALLY GOOD ZINC EXAMPLE - THE AWARD IS NOT OFTEN SEEN

HISTORY OF THE AWARD:

Hungarian Fire Cross (also called the Frontline Fighters Cross) - Instituted on 24 November 1941 in three categories: with swords and a laurel wreath around the central medallion for three months' front line duty as a combatant, without swords but with laurel wreath for six months' service at the front in any capacity, without swords or laurel wreath for six months' military service at home and for posthumous awards a black ribbon is used instead of the normal one. The central medallion is inscribed "A HAZAERT" in three lines and on the lower arm is either 1942, 1943, 1944 or 1942-43 which reflects the year the award was made. The reverse is plain but for the year of the foundation : 1941. There are examples known with the reverse left unmarked.