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    Posted 10 years ago

    stepback_a…
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    I just found this in an odds n ends box an an antique store. This is a Hindenburg Cross, the official name being the Honor Cross of the World War 1914-1918. This award was instituted and awarded during the Reich peroid, for veterans who served during WW I. The version with swords was for combatants, without swords for non combatants, and a next of kin award for those killed or missing. This particular award has the manufactures mark of G3. The WW I postcard shows Hindenburg reviewing troops wearing M-16 steel helmets.

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    1. Dr_Rambow Dr_Rambow, 10 years ago
      An honest, simple award, but still very important recognition for a soldier that may not have had a chest full of medals.

      Very cool!
    2. Chrisnp Chrisnp, 10 years ago
      Each of these medals had to be applied for with accompanying proof of service for the appropriate category. Over six million combatant crosses and over a million noncombatant crosses were issued. Of the next of kin crosses, over 345,000 went to widows, and almost 374,000 went to parents.
    3. plumberjack plumberjack, 10 years ago
      stepback, You always show fantastic stuff . Chrisnp thanks for your info.

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