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Original Spanish Civil War 1936-1939 Pre-WWII German Legion Condor Volunteer Medal

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Original Item: Only One Available. These very scarce medals were awarded to German combatants fighting with Franco's Nationalist forces against the Republican Loyalists during the Spanish Civil war, just prior to the outbreak of WWII. Germany sent combat troops mainly Luftwaffe and Tank personnel to fight in this Spanish civil war, known as the German Condor Legion, it was the testing ground for it's new Blitzkrieg tactics to be used in WWII. All the German troops that fought in this internal Spanish Civil War between 1936 and 1939 were awarded this very same stunning looking medal by the Spanish Government.

This medal is in excellent condition, complete with the original red and yellow ribbon, with an intact pin clip on the top. The medal is quite attractive, and still retains most of its original gilding. The ribbon and hanger are also in great shape. These are always hard to find in this condition. Ready to display!

The Condor Legion (German: Legion Condor) was a unit composed of volunteers from the German Air Force (Luftwaffe) and from the German Army (Wehrmacht Heer) which served with the Nationalists during the Spanish Civil War of July 1936 to March 1939. The Condor Legion developed methods of terror bombing which were used widely in the Second World War shortly afterwards. The bombing of Guernica was the most infamous operation carried out by the Condor Legion. Hugo Sperrle commanded the unit's aircraft formations and Wilhelm Ritter von Thoma commanded the ground element.

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