A story I was told today has brought me here.
My kids went searching through their nanna's bags and came across a Iron Cross. I was handed the cross and told that there has long been unrest in the family about this cross.
During WW1 my husbands great grandfather had taken it off a soldier who he had killed. (It's not something easily said, but is a sad fact of war).
There has been unrest as to the existence of this as many feel that this should be returned to the soldiers family. However, sadly the war was almost 100 years ago and without knowing details of where the attack took place, and no numbers or inscriptions on the cross this is most likely never to occur.
I would just like to ask you all 2 questions in relation to this.
1. The cross is the Iron Cross dated 1914. How do you tell the differences in the crosses ie: 1st class/2nd class ?
2. Is there anyway possible of trying to locate the original recipient's family? (Something which I see as an impossibility).
This is the cross in it's poorly state as it sits today.