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Article about: Would someone care to explain the difference between a KVK medal and an Iron Cross. I know both are War Merit type medals and the Iron Cross is more distinguished, but what are some other di

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    Would someone care to explain the difference between a KVK medal and an Iron Cross. I know both are War Merit type medals and the Iron Cross is more distinguished, but what are some other differences. Also, I know the difference between the KVK w/ Swords and without.

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    Here's a KVK with swords & an EK2. Or do you mean what were each awarded for? Stewy S
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    I don't have a KVK w/o swords. They were awarded to non millitary personnel. Stewy S

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    The packet for the KVK. Stewy S
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    nice awards there stewy and the packet is a great touch for display !

    cheers al

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    Quote by Stewy S View Post
    Here's a KVK with swords & an EK2. Or do you mean what were each awarded for? Stewy S
    Sorry I should have been more specific. My bad. I know what they look like, why was one awarded over the other, because both require one or more acts of bravery above and beyond the call of duty.

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    A quick answer to your question:
    KVK w/o swords was awarded to civilian personnel for furtherance in the war effort not directly involved in military operations.
    KVK w/s was awarded to military personnel for bravery not necessarily in the face of the enemy
    Stewy S

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    EK's were awarded for acts of bravery in the face of the enemy.
    EK2's a single act,EK1's for multiple. The criteria differs between the services. Eg. tonnage sunk for K/Marines,kills/shot down for L/W. Hope that helps a bit. Stewy S

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    Thank you very much. That helps out a lot.

    Also, I would like to thank everyone who's helped me. I've learned more in the last few weeks than in the last 6 months or so. You guys are great.

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    If you like i'll pm you some links to look at. Stewy S

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