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Ehrenkreuz 1914 1918

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    My first Imperial German award.
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    RedArmyCollector your "Ehrenkreuz for Frontkampfer" (Honour Cross for combatants) also known as the "Hindenburg Cross" is made by the "Reichsverband" (Metalurgst association) of Pforzheim, known marks from this maker are from R.V.1 thro to R.V.91. Though not an Imperial award, awarded between 1934 and 1945, during the Third Reich period.
    Prost ! Steve.
    "The German Army is the perfectly adapted, perfectly running Machine. The difference is that the Germans are organised with a view to War...with the cold, hard, practical and business-like purpose of winning victories."
    G.W. Steevens - The Daily Mail (1897)

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    This is a medal that most begin with, as one journeys down the German/Imperial
    Awards road. I got one of these back in the mid 70's, and it was also
    my first 'Imperial' award.

    As 'Ouradour' Steve has said above, not an Imperial award per se, but was
    instituted in 1934 by President Paul von Hindenberg for veterans and
    relatives of WWI service people. There are three types:
    combatants, participants, and next of kin.

    The 'sanctioning' of this commemorative medal was one of the very last
    things that Hindenberg did while in office - July 13 1934 -
    He died August 2, that same year.
    Regards,


    Steve.

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    Quote by oradour View Post
    RedArmyCollector your "Ehrenkreuz for Frontkampfer" (Honour Cross for combatants) also known as the "Hindenburg Cross" is made by the "Reichsverband" (Metalurgst association) of Pforzheim, known marks from this maker are from R.V.1 thro to R.V.91. Though not an Imperial award, awarded between 1934 and 1945, during the Third Reich period.
    Prost ! Steve.
    Of interest, perhaps, is that the full name for this maker is Reichsverband Arbeitsgemeinschaft Heinrich Vogt, Pforzheim. This was always abbreviated to R V Pforzheim for the Hindenburg Crosses.

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