05-04-2014, 11:31 AM
05-04-2014 11:31 AM
05-04-2014, 12:29 PM
Can I add my Urkunde ( certificate ) for the Ehrenkreuz für Witwen (Honour Cross for Widows)
I noticed that none have been shown so far and couldn't find anything requesting not to post accompanying paperwork...?
" When you're chewing on life's gristle, don't grumble, give a whistle "
05-04-2014, 12:36 PM
This is my brothers example I currently don't have one. (not mine or his pics but the sellers when he bought it.)
12-12-2014, 01:32 PM
01-10-2015, 09:35 AM
01-10-2015, 01:01 PM
01-10-2015, 01:15 PM
That's right. The triangular fold was worn in Austria-Hungary and the states that evolved from this former empire. The majority of recipients of the 1914/18 Honor Cross were civilians, many of whom preferred the various traditional mounting styles over the then-regulation mounting style as used by the Wehrmacht.
01-10-2015, 02:04 PM
This gave me an idea... For additional illustration, I threw together some examples for different mounting styles.
Top row, left to right:
- Trapezoidal mount (Old Prussian style)
- Folded/bloused mount (Bavarian style)
- Pentagonal mount (Saxon style)
Bottom row, left to right:
- Arched ribbon mount (Prussian parade mount-/Third Reich-era style)
- Triangular mount (Austro-Hungarian style)
- "Ribbon bar" style
01-10-2015, 02:09 PM
Looking for the photo albums of Leutnant Emil Freitag, 3. / G.R. 377
01-10-2015, 08:30 PM
This is a very interesting thread. Here is my 1914/18 Ehrenkreuz contribution.
These two bars are frack style (worn on the tuxedo). The top bar is one of my favorites because it has a Silesian eagle and the bottom bar has a rare 3rd Reich made straight 9 EK.