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    cross put together on a card with ribbons and a wreath badge? not sure what it is tho came with the post card
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    I've never seen one before but I am guessing it is just a patriotic piece.--
    --A very nice patriotic piece.
    gregM
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    The medal used is the Bavarian Militarverdienstkreuz...A patriotic piece with lots of character!
    cheers, Glenn

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    I've always liked this piece and every time i look at it i wonder if the man had other medals other than the three shown with ribbons and why use this award and not the ek ?

    Never will know tho eh

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    The Bavarian MVK/swords was the Bavarian equivalent to the Prussian Iron cross.
    I would imagine a loyal Bavarian would be much more proud of his awarded national
    cross than the Ek. In fact, I have seen many medal bars in which the MVK is
    mounted in front of the Ek2.
    gregM
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    Quote by rory View Post
    I've always liked this piece and every time i look at it i wonder if the man had other medals other than the three shown with ribbons and why use this award and not the ek ? Never will know tho eh

    Rory, Greg is correct, the simple answer is...that in Bavaria, in many soldiers minds this Bavarian award (MVK) was held to be higher than a "Prussian" award (i.e. the EK).
    This is often found on Bavarian medal bars takes preference over the Iron Cross, that is, being placed first on the bar (see photograph of such a bar in my collection) ......so it is quite feasible that the MVK was considered more patriotic in that part of Germany.
    Prost ! Steve.
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    Thanks for the replies guys i see i wonder what he did with the other two medals tho? Sealed in the back of the card ?

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