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Iron Cross first class 1939 - Cased 'L/10' > Germany / Tyskland WW1-WW2 > German WW1-2 Iron Cross / Järnkors  |  
Price SEK 3.995,00
 (EUR 420,53)

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Item number 6905
 

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Maker marked 'L/10', Deschler & Sohn Munchen

Description
Iron cross first class 1939.

Maker marked 'L/10', Deschler & Sohn Munchen.

Excellent cross, near perfect core and lightly patinated frame. Cross is vaulted, see last picture. Due to the vaulting it's very tough to get a good picture. We promise that you will love this cross.

Comes in a good matching LDO marked case. What make this rare is the L/10 stamp on the inside of the lid.

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Järnkors första klassen 1939, med etui.

Tillverkarmärkt 'L/10', Deschler & Sohn Munchen.

Utmärkt skick, nära perfekt kärna och lätt patinerad ram. Korset är välvt, se sista bilden. Tack vare detta så är det mycket svårt att få till en bra bild men vi lovar att du blir nöjd med detta kors.

Kommer i ett LDO märkt etui. Vad som gör detta speciellt är L/10 stämpeln på insidan av locket.

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The Iron Cross is indisputably the most historically rich and notorious German award. Its long tradition dates back to 1813, when King Friedrich Wilhelm III of Prussia first instituted the order during the War of Liberation against Napoleon. The cross went on to be suspended from the uniforms of admirable German soldiers in the 1870 Franco-Prussian War, and again in 1914 for World War I. Through the sacrifice of the men who earned it, its humble but striking design became synonymous with old world German courage and triumph.

In the new world order where Germany was a pariah after World War I, few reminders of past conflicts could be a source of pride. Still, the old silver and black was reminiscent of gallant Prussian warriors, the great victories of the Bismarck era, and the brave soldiers of World War I; the cross has had an unquestionable aura since it was created. With the opening salvos of World War II, Hitler superimposed his chilling political imagery to this aura, evoking the glory of bygone days. With that act, the 1939 Iron Cross, now forever interlaced with the Third Reich, instantly became one of the most visually powerful and recognizable military awards of all time.


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