GERMAN WW2 ITALIAN AFRIKA KORPS CAMPAIGN MEDAL
AFRIKAKORPS WWII GERMAN MEDAL FROM THE ITALIAN CAMPAIGN - ORIGINAL
Italian-German North Africa Campaign service medal from WWII. Nice zinc-based Afrikakorps medal with original ribbon. Measuring 31mm wide.
The German Italian Campaign “Afrikakorps Medal” was designed by De Marchis and was struck on the initiative of the Italian Army Corps fighting in North Africa together with their German allies to reward the achievements of the “Afrikakorps”. The medal was awarded only to German troops. Due to Italy’s withdrawal from the war and subsequent surrender, the wear of all Italian awards was prohibited in orders dated 29th March 1944.