1. The Honour Cross of the World War 1914/1918 - signed: 7 R.V. PFORZHEIM
2. The Honour Cross of the World War 1914/1918 - signed: AD. B. / L. - Very Rare!
Commonly, but incorrectly, known as the Hindenburg Cross was established by Field Marshal Paul von Hindenburg, President of the German Republic, by an order dated 13 July 1934, to commemorate service of the German people during the First World War. This was Germany's first official service medal for soldiers of Imperial Germany who had taken part in the war, and where they had since died it was also awarded to their surviving next-of-kin. Shortly after its issuance, the government of Nazi Germany declared the award as the only official service decoration of the First World War and further forbid the continued wearing of German Free Corps awards on any military or paramilitary uniform of a state or Nazi Party organization.
The Honour Cross was modelled on the reverse side of the War Commemorative Medal of 1870/71 (Preußen Kriegsdenkmünze 1870-1871). The medal awarded to combatants (the Frontkämpferkreuz) displayed a laurel wreath encircling a medallion, with the dates "1914 1918". Crossed swords are between the arms. The reverse side was plain, except for the manufacturer's logo. The Honour Cross for non-combatants has no swords and a wreath of oak leaves. Both crosses are in bronze. The Honour Cross for Next-of-Kin (commonly known as the Widows Cross), was finished in black.
Offered from a historical perspective for study purposes to (hobby) historians and/ or museums.
- País de origen
- Unidad del ejército
- 2x La Cruz de Honor de la Guerra Mundial 1914/1918 (firmada: 7 R.V. PFORZHEIM // AD. B. / L.)
- Original / réplica
- Viene con certificado de autenticidad