Italian-German Afrikakorps Medal. Zinc based example.
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. LH11155