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Encyclopedia > War Cross with sword
War Cross
Awarded by Norway
Type: Military cross
Awarded for: Extraordinary brave actions or extraordinary leadership during combat
Status: Currently awarded
Statistics
Established: 23 May 1941
First awarded: 12 December 1941
Total awarded: 123
Posthumous awards: 3


The War Cross No.: Krigskorset/Krigskrossen is the highest ranking Norwegian decoration. It is awarded for extraordinary brave actions or extraordinary leadership during combat. If a recipient is deemed worthy of additional citations up to three swords will be added. Gunnar S√łnsteby is the only person to receive the War Cross with three swords. Recipients of the War Cross are ranked 33. in the Norwegian order of precedence, after bearers of Royal Norwegian Order of St. Olav with collar and before recipients of the Medal for Outstanding Civic Achievement. Norwegian is a Germanic language spoken in Norway. ... Gunnar Sønsteby (born 11 January 1918) is known as a Norwegian resistance fighter during World War II. Known also as Kjakan and , he participated in the resistance effort from 1940. ... Order of St. ... The Medal for Outstanding Civic Achievement or Medaljen for BorgerdÃ¥d is the second highest ranked Norwegian medal. ...


External links

  • warsailors.com about the medal
  • List of recipients

 
 

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