Quality reproduction of the Nazi Memel medal with ribbon. This was the last of the occupation awards when Germany annexed the Klaipėda Region (Memel Territory) from Lithuania on 22 March 1939.
The Return of Memel Commemorative Medal
Medaille zur Erinnerung an die Heimkehr des Memellandes; 22. März 1939
A circular Golden medal with a loop for suspension of the ribbon. To the obverse there are two raised male figures, the one on the right bearing the German flag in his left hand, with his right hand placed around the shoulders of the figure on the left, with broken chains around his right arm with the German eagle directly below. To the reverse the inscribed wording is “Zur Erinnerung an die Heimkehr des Memellandes 22. März 1939” (To commemorate the return of the Memel District. 22 March 1939), surrounded by an oak leafs . This award was presented to all military, political and civil personnel who had taken part in the entry into Memel on 22 March 1939, and to local NSDAP members who had worked hard for union with Germany.The medal measures approx 32.07 mm in diameter.
Instituted on 1 May 1938, the medal commemorated the annexation of Austria by the Third Reich. So German troops crossed the Austrian border on 12 . This from`s a trio of occupation medals, the October Sudetenland medal and the Anschluss medal