Wartime Collectables
Military Antiques

Andrew H. & Gale V. Lipps
P.O. Box 165
Camden, SC 29021

USA

ph. 803-463-6935 (text o.k.)
Email wartime@wartimecollectables.com
(Email is far better than phone!)

Militaria updated 9/6/19

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Italian C.S.I.R. Cross
Instituted around August 1942 and awarded to Italian troops that participated in the initial campaign of Operation Barbaross. The reverse shows the names of the Russian regions and the years that the Italian troops fought. "DNJEPR, DONETZ" and on the bottom is the dates "LUGLIO 1941, LUGLIO 1942." Perpendicular to the cross from left to right the inscription "BUG" and "DON." In the center it shows the "C.S.I.R." in bigger size letters. In addition just below the date it shows in small letters the manufacturers name and address "LORIOLI MILANO ROMA, A PICOZZI MILANO." Post-production badges exist made and purchased for veterans. This is a wartime version and very under rated by collectors!
$85.00 SOLD