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Iron Cross second class 1939 'Übergrosse' > Germany / Tyskland WW1-WW2 > German WW1-2 Iron Cross / Järnkors  |  
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Description
Iron Cross second class 1939.

Beautiful cross, great core and lightly patinated frame. Three parts and magnetic core. This is the most desired version with full inner corners(you often see them with trimmed inner corners).

This is a true 'Ubergrosse' cross, 47 mm wide, which is like the Knights Cross in size. Last picture is just a size illustration.

These are never maker marked.

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Järnkors andra klassen 1939.

Utmärkt kors med vacker kärna och lätt patinerad ram. Tredelat, magnetiskt. Detta är den mesta eftersökta versionen med alla fyra innerhörn orörda, oftast är något hörn nerfilat.

Detta är ett riktigt 'Übergrosse' kors, dvs det är 47 mm brett, ungefär samma som Riddarkorset. Sista bilden är en storleksillustration.

Dessa är aldrig märkta.

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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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