Italian-German AFRIKAKORPS Africa Campaign Medal. Good looking bronze-based Italian-German AFRIKAKORPS Africa Campaign Medal on original ribbon. Awarded to both German and Italian troops. This is an early bronze piece.
The “Italo-German Campaign Medal in Africa” medal was designed by De Marchis and was instituted by the Italian Government 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. Specific mention is made of the Italo-German Campaign Medal. LH9466