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The 1914/1918 Ehrenkreuz

Article about: by danhashman There are those little crossed swords on the ribbon. Is there something to tell about that? I often see Ehrenkreuze whose ribbons have no little swords attached to it, i guess

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    What would one have done to be awarded a König Ludwig Kreuz or a Frontkämpferkreuz mit Schwertern?



    Best regards,

    CMH

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    Frontkämpferkreuz were issued to combatants.

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    And from Medal/Medaile regarding the König Ludwig-Kreuz:

    The Cross was instituted by King Ludwig III on 7 January 1916 to be 'a commemorative sign and recognition of thanks for those persons who during this war have performed with particular merit for the army or for the general welfare of the homeland through official and voluntary activities' (als Zeichen ehrender und dankbarer Anerkennung für solche Personen, die sich während dieses Krieges durch dienstliche oder freiwillige Tätigheit in der Heimat besondere Verdienst um das Heer oder um die allgemeine Wohlfahrt des Landes erworben haben). The Cross was cast in the Royal Bavarian Mint in Munich and was originally of blackened iron but in the later stages of the war, as a result of shortages of strategic materials, zinc was substituted.

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    Excellent thread Andreas, at one time I was attempting to obtain one example of every maker from all three grades of the Hindenburg Cross. With over 150 identified makers, I was looking at a long haul! However, after I hit 210 examples, I decided to cease and desist I have slowly sold off most of them now, I only have about 25 Widows left, which I intend to keep, and about 50 combatants and non-combatants left to sell. I am now just searching for a cased example of all three, and keeping certain combatants/non-combatants. Here are a few of mine, starting with my miniature Ehrenkreuz für Kreigsteilnehmer

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    Here is one of my Frontkämpfer Feldspange. I really like the teeny-tiny Hindenburg combatants cross attachment.

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    Thank you for the information.

    Regards,

    CMH

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    Here are some of my Miniaturen from each grade of the Ehrenkreuz

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    Wonderful presentations. This brings a whole new interest to this under-appreciated (by me, until now at least) award. Thank you all for sharing.
    Best Regards,

    Roger
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    Some nice examples, Troy; thanks for adding them to the thread!

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