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1870 ekii

Article about: Hi guys, What do you all think of this 1870 Iron Cross? I can get it cheap and I am a fan of pre-WWI German stuff. My gut and limited EK knowledge tells me that it's good but as always, seco

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    Quote by Walkwolf View Post
    Approximately 4 million EKII's, and 145,000 EKI's were awarded in WWI.
    and approx. 4.5 million EKII's, and 300,000 EKI's awarded in WWII.

    I know this may not be that accurate, and I have more
    precise figures around somewhere.........!
    Thanks!

    I wonder why twice as many EKI's were awarded in WWII? Perhaps it was just because of the large number of WWI veteran EKII holders who earned the First class during the Third Reich era?

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    Probably several reasons, but I think if you give someone a medal,
    it is easier to get them - and others around them, to believe in
    your cause. I have read that they were handed out with
    more frequency as the situation worsened..........
    Regards,


    Steve.

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    Default Re: 1870 ekii

    Quote by Walkwolf View Post
    Probably several reasons, but I think if you give someone a medal,
    it is easier to get them - and others around them, to believe in
    your cause. I have read that they were handed out with
    more frequency as the situation worsened..........
    That was portrayed pretty well in a couple of scenes in 'Downfall'. I know there is one part where a battered squad of German soldiers is sitting around while their commander is quickly handing out EKII's to a bunch of people.

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