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My first Eisernes Kreuz!

Article about: Here is my first EK's that I just bought. Iron cross first class, war relic found in Stalingrad Attachment 350326 Iron cross second class marked 7 on the ring Attachment 350323 Attachment 35

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    Here is my first EK's that I just bought.

    Iron cross first class, war relic found in Stalingrad
    Attachment 350326


    Iron cross second class marked 7 on the ring
    Attachment 350323


    Attachment 350329
    Last edited by Adrian; 05-23-2012 at 06:02 PM. Reason: Title changed to use German terminology.

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    Congrats on your first EKs!

    Do you have solid proof that the relic EK1 came from Stalingrad? If I had a dollar for every time I heard someone say: "This came from Stalingrad!" (I heard this SOOOOOOO many times at the last militaria show I went to...), I'd have a hell of a lot of dollars!

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    Very nice ! Two contrasting crosses

    I have to like the undug Meybauer best though

    Nick
    "In all my years as a soldier, I have never seen men fight so hard." - SS Obergruppenfuhrer Wilhelm Bittrich - Arnhem

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    Congratulations on your first EKs! A good Meybauer EK2 and a relic from Stalingrad that I can't identify. Any pin or screwback remains on the back?

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    Thanks everyone!

    This is how the back of the EK1 looks:

    Attachment 350370

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    BTW here comes a question from a rookie: How can the EK1 actually be identified as a EK1? I can't tell them apart and the relic is in such bad condition I wonder if anyone can? I have no idea but I do trust the seller who is a really nice guy with alot of knowledge in the field.

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    Look at your EK2, it has a ribbon and the rings by which to suspend it. The EK1 has a pin back as you can see by the remains of the hinge. EK1s also came with a screw back attachment.
    The EK2 was worn as a ribbon only on a ribbonbar or through the tunic button hole or the EK2 and medal were court mounted for formal wear. The EK1 was worn on the left breast.

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    Maybe a Mayer Adrian, what do you think ? Oh, and its vaulted

    Nick
    "In all my years as a soldier, I have never seen men fight so hard." - SS Obergruppenfuhrer Wilhelm Bittrich - Arnhem

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    Ah thank you very much mate, it has not been noted in my research book

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    Nice crosses. They won't be your last either.

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