thanks all ive really had to go on is this item and logic. id never seen or heard of these before now.
The life in blockaded Leningrad was also out of normal human logic.
maybe, but i still have doubts that there would have been people actually spending time doing this in a blockaded city on the front line, as some very strange attempt at propaganda. even for world war two soviet propaganda reasons this seems incredibly bizarre
i still am of the opinion that these are post war, maybe for the veterens who were known to have committed atrocities, prisoners and so forth?
Unfortunately I can't find my original scan, probably I loose the file with formatting my hard drive. But here is another source of the guy who knows more about that subject.
is there anyway to put this in a larger page pdf, or typed?
i cannot read russian and cannot put that through the translator.
Hi there , I see on the inside of this cross a year stamp of 1813 ! , maybe someone of you clever guys can explain why ?why just 1813, I find this very interessting, Greetings Roger
Hi Roger, 1813 is the date the Iron Cross was first instituted
It was then brought back in 1870 for the Franco Prussian War, 1914 for WW1 and of course 1939 for WW2. These dates then appeared on the front of the Cross.