La Croce commemorativa del Corpo di Spedizione Italiano in Russia (Croce di Ghiaccio) – The commemorative cross of the Italian Expeditionary Force in Russia (Ice Cross)
The Corpo di Spedizione Italiano in Russia fighters’ decoration, initially unofficial, but in 1943 allowed to wear by decree of the Ministry of War. Due to the conditions on the Eastern Front, it was called the Ice Cross (Croce di Ghiaccio).
A scarce original, on the reverse the abbreviation C.S.I.R. and battlefields names & dates. Manufacturer’s mark at the bottom: Lorioli, Milano-Roma, A. Picozzi, Milano.
Silvered metal, partially lacquered (paint missing in some places), nice condition, on the original old ribbon with attached swords.