Military Merit Cross, Small I Class Cross
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This cross was awarded to Officers and enlisted men in the Austrian Armed forces in recognition of meritorious service.
The award was only awarded for 4 years, and it was suppressed following the annexation of Austria by Germany in 1938.
The obverse features the image in gilt of the double-headed Austrian eagle.
The Small grades were worn as a less formal version of the full-sized awards.
These grades, also known as Kleine Dekorationen or Small Orders, adopted the form of the III Class Cross with associated ribbon decorations.
The Small I Class Cross has a miniature I Class Cross insignia on the ribbon.
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