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Instituted in October 1942 this was a campaign award for those who had served in assault on Crete.   Members of all service branches - Luftwaffe, Heer or Kriegsmarine - who had participated were eligible.  Detailed from original hand embroidered examples.  Abzeichenamt offers this piece in the heavy thread as well as two private purchase, metal bullion "officer's patterns."  Each $32.50.