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Freikorps Baltenkreuz/Baltic Cross worn on Wehrmacht Uniform, 1940--Photo

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    Greetings Friends,
    I've been looking at photos all morning, and came upon this Landser wearing what appears to be a WWI Verwundetenabzeichen along with a Freikorps award, the Baltic Cross 1st Class...I didn't know that Freikorps awards were permitted on Wehrmacht uniforms...
    cheers, Glenn
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    Hi Glenn

    Nice find that ! I have never seen this before either, but never say never in this hobby !

    I wonder if he was a reversist re called for ww2 and as such was permitted to wear his old awards. I have a few pictures of reichswehr soldiers wearing freikorps insignia and awards so maybe the tradition carried on from them............?

    Interesting picture either way.

    cheers

    Tony

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    Thanks Tony, I like your theory of the called-up reservist...this is supposedly taken in 1940 on the Westwall...
    cheers, Glenn

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