|Wehrmacht Clasps of Honor|
|Throughout the war years, several awards recognizing honorable acts that did not
meet the criteria for the highest awards were instituted. These decorations
provided the Wehrmacht leadership the ability to present awards on a broader
scale without degrading the prestige of landmark decorations such as the German Cross
and the Knights Cross.
It is in this category of awards that the Roll of Honor Clasp of the
Heer, Luftwaffe and Kriegsmarine fall.
It is ironic that due to their late institution they were not widely presented and are at least every bit as rare as their more prestigious counterparts they were meant to protect. It is also noteworthy to point out that although its method of wear would suggest a relationship to the Iron Cross, that is not the case, and the clasps should be considered a separate award.
Follow the links below to information and photo galleries on these awards.
|Honor Clasp of the Heer||Honor Clasp of the Luftwaffe||Honor Clasp of the Kriegsmarine|
|Main Page||Iron Cross||German Cross||War Merit Cross||Wound Badges||War Badges|
|Campaign Awards||Service Awards||Honor Awards||Axis Allies||Collectors Corner||Online Forum|
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