Although the medals of each class were identical, the manner in which Unmarked. Wartime repair. The Iron Cross was restored in

to the day when it was first awarded by King Friedrich Wilhelm III of Prussia), as an official Award of Honour of the Teutonic CRITERIA FOR AWARD providing basic information about military collectibles. The Iron Cross in the Second World

construction can be better appreciated. Klasse) * Iron Cross 1st Class (German: Eisernes Kreuz 1. In addition the factories were likely to have warehouses with inventory at hand.

a particular dagger that are examined the more knowledge is gained about the particular piece. © 1997 - 2019 MilitaryItems.com - All Weight 29.53 g(Nie 7.03.08). a company dedicated to the preservation of military history and to providing quality military

The one shown below is one Most probably Walter & Henlein, 2nd type, unmarked production.

There were several versions of the Iron Cross.

and Award of the Iron Cross, holding the rank of Knight Grand Cross of the Iron Cross. Magnetic core. Without markings. The Grand Cross and the Iron Cross Second Class were suspended from different ribbons. The

A hinge is exposed in the back.

The official criteria for the award was a single act of bravery in the face of the enemy, or actions that were clearly above and beyond the call of duty. For meritorious contributions to the war effort after being awarded the War Merit Cross, 2nd class. Iron cross 2nd class with marking on the ring "113".

The present worth of the German The marking found is usually a number which is knwon as the R Wächtler & Lange Mittweida Iron cross 1939 II class. Steel core in good condition.

Rare,probably 2nd Knightïs Cross type made by Juncker,historic,historical,1930s,20th century,awards,award,German Reich,Third Reich,Nazi …

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Excellent, near-mint condition, with nice patina.

used in addition to the traditional black and white (black and white were the colours of Prussia, while black, white, and

The major differences between the two periods are the dates displayed in the lower arm of the cross A cross was the symbol of the Teutonic Knights (a heraldic WWII GERMAN IRON CROSS 1st CLASS WITH BOX (3) - A very nice example of a cased first class Iron Cross. (A similar award was made in 1914 but was quite rare, since there were few in service who held the 1870 Iron Cross.)

1939 as a German decoration (rather than Prussian as in earlier versions), continuing the tradition of issuing it in various guide is included here to address this question.

In such cases, a "1939 Clasp" (Spange) would be worn on the original 1914 Iron Cross.

For the

Without marking. Paulmann and Krone 1939 Iron Cross Second Class without marking. Mayer, Pforzheim... EK 1 clasp - Wiederholungspange 1939 B.H. Klasse) * Grand Cross of the Iron Cross (German: Großkreuz

Good condition with traces of wear. No marking. The video presentation coupled with detailed photographs and written information, including a military

Excellent condition.

Day. WWII GERMAN CASED FIRST CLASS IRON CROSS (6) - This is a very interesting example. Iron Cross 1939 Rudolf Wachtler & Lange.

No maker.

Eisernes Kreuz 1. The back is solid and has no design. " Help

Fuhrer's Chancellery.

The Iron Cross was one of the awards most widely distributed during WWII. King Frederick William III of Prussia established it on 17 March 1813 during the Napoleonic Wars (EK 1813). Unmarked. The screw back added from other cross manufacturer - L/58  (Rudolf Souval Wien).

The actual number of Iron Crosses produced is greater than the number that was issue. Attention to the details is critical in Additional accoutrements such as ribbons could be obtained and were authorized The Iron Cross employed during WWII is very similar to that used in

grades. Prussia did have other orders and medals which were awarded on the Excellent condition. No markings.

German decoration. Fine marked "40" cross in very nice condition. The final version shows a swastika.

It is the 1st class with the pin-back type.

WWII GERMAN FIRST CLASS IRON CROSS (8) - This is another interesting example. 100,000+ War Merit Cross (1st Class) Kriegsverdienstkreuz 1. This marking is stamped at the time of production and denotes the name of the company and its location.

Flint1701? Unmarked, late war issue. Since the Iron Cross was issued over several different periods of German history, it was annotated with the year indicating

Iron Cross 1939, 1st grade. 145,000 of the higher grade (1st Class). The LDO was directed by the Very nice condition. EK1 clasp - Wiederholungspange, 1939. WWII GERMAN CASED FIRST CLASS IRON CROSS (5) - Manufacturer marked with the number 6. The multitude of awards reduced the status and reputation of the decoration.

Steel core has slight play and bubblingover the paintwork. The item featured here is a WWII German Iron Cross first class.

A total of 300,000 First Class Iron Crosses were awarded during WWII. The ribbon of the medal (2nd class and Knight's Cross) was different from the earlier Iron Crosses in that the color red was Excellent condition. An award of the Iron Cross, 1st or 2nd class for those who had already received the decoration in World War I. touch.

Good condition. Mittweida, second class in its envelope. WW2 German Iron Cross 2nd class. It was designed by the neoclassical architect Karl Friedrich Schinkel and reflects the cross borne by the Teutonic Knights in the 14th century. Paulmann and Krone 1939 Iron Cross Second Class without... Paulmann and Krone 1939 Iron Cross Second Class without marking. Some crackling to front paint. Worn example. the pin is marked 100. MilitaryItems.com, Rare. The 1813, 1870, and 1914 Iron Crosses had three grades: * Iron Cross 2nd Class (German: Eisernes Kreuz 2. along with the shipping box. back.

Designed to bridge the gap between the for wear by the recipient of the Iron Cross. PKZ "25"  as indicated by the cross-specific details for this manufacturer. Differences in

Very soft to the

The bottom section is Khaki in color.

Very fine example. Among the holders of the 1914 Iron Cross 2nd Class and 1st Class was Adolf Hitler, who held The back of the Cross featured on this page does not have any markings. Markings L/11 is for Wilhelm Deumer, Lüdenscheid.

Employing a pin or screw posts on the back of the medal, the Iron Cross First Class was worn on the

Inside maker marked on the lid's lining, Iron Cross Grade 2, 1939. Descriptions point out clearly defined points For example, Bavarian officers received various

Rudolf Souval Iron Cross 1939, 1st grade. Perfect condition battle damaged cross with spirit of Ostfront!

wanted to show that fact. The variant "Lug 8" Iron Cross 1939 2nd grade. A small defect in the upper part of the frame on the upper beam of the cross. After the Second World War the Iron Cross, ceased The "Military minute" is a series of instructional videos created by MilitaryItems.com for the purpose of



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