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German Police 18 year medal bar

Article about: Excellent medal bar for an 18 year veteran of the police. The silver cross was award at 18 years; then gold at 25 years. The medal on the left is an Iron Cross II Class 1914, indicated valor

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    bsweeney
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    Excellent medal bar for an 18 year veteran of the police. The silver cross was award at 18 years; then gold at 25 years. The medal on the left is an Iron Cross II Class 1914, indicated valor in WWI. The second from left is the Hindenburg Cross indicated combat service in WWI for Germany. The one the left is the Olympic Medal for participation in the organization and operation of the games.

    Hypothetically, the owner of the medal bar served in WWI as a young man, earning the EKII. After the war, like many other Germans he joined one of the police forces. In the early 1930s he received his Hindenburg Cross. Although he could have been from anywhere in Germany, I would think he served in the Prussian police so as to be called up to serve with security units or to plan security for the games. Shortly thereafter, he probably received his 18 year long service. I would guess 1938. He was approaching middle age. Perhaps he lucked out and remained with the police serving in the Reich and was not called up for occupation duty in east.

    This grouping includes a black Wound Badge, a NAZI Party Badge, an Olympics support tinnie and a pair of Clejiso Handcuffs, I cannot say for sure they all belong together but it does look like they do!
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    Hi Bsweeney


    Looks like a very nice set. Do you have a picture from the back of this bar by any chance?


    Greetz

    Nick VR

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    Here!
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