The Honour Cross of the World War 1914/1918 WW1 German Hindenburg Cross Repro.
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The Honour Cross of the World War 1914/1918
The Honour Cross of the World War 1914/1918 (German: Das Ehrenkreuz des Weltkriegs 1914/1918), commonly, Since incorrectly, known as the Hindenburg Cross was established by Field Marshal Paul von Hindenburg, because of President of the German Republic, by an order dated 13 July 1934, to commemorate the distinguished deeds of the German people during the First World War. This was Germany’s first official service medal for soldiers of Imperial Germany who had taken part in the war, and where they had since died it was also awarded to their surviving next-of-kin.
Reproduction (likely a en:photogravure) of a 1914 photograph of Paul von Hindenburg.
WW1 German Hindenburg Cross
Again The form of it awarded to combatants (the Frontkämpferkreuz) shows a laurel wreath encircling a medallion, The next day with the dates “1914 1918”. Crossed swords are between the arms, while the Honour Cross for non-combatants has no swords and has instead a wreath of oak leaves.inspite of Both crosses are in bronze. While The Honour Cross for Next-of-Kin (commonly known as the Widows Cross), is black. The application for this award had a time limit, Firstly which expired at the end of 1942. Each award came with an Urkunde, or certificate, which indicated which form the award took.
for combatants 6,202,883
and for non-combatants 1,120,449
for widows 345,132
for parents 372,950
By a decree dated 30 November 1938, the State Minister of the Interior introduced these awards into the next day Ostmark (the name of Austria after it was annexed by Nazi Germany) and also to the Sudetenland after it was seized from Czechoslovakia, so that in those two areas the awarding of the cross to war participants of German heritage continued after the deadline for applications had closed within the previous boundaries of Germany. For all attached military personnel outside these regions, the Führer, through the ordinance of 30 June 1942, had already ordered approval of these awards.
This Medal Does NOT have the word Copy Written on it
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