Posted 10 years ago
"Eurenkreuz des Weltkrieg" was made to commemorate those who fought (and died) during the Great War. Instituted on July 13th 1934 by President von Hindenburg, and as a result was known as a "Hindenburg Cross" forever after.
This is the combatant class for veterans. There are two other classes, the noncombatant which simply omits the swords, and the next-of-kin (given to mothers and widows), which is missing the swords and is finished in black.
Very neat piece that I was excited to find over the weekend.