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1914 Iron Cross 2nd Class in matching patriotic case of issue. The cross is KO maker marked and comes with a ribbon. The case has a spring and will open automatically when pushing the button.
To Leutnant d.R. Anton Grimm serving with 1. Jäger-Bataillon. part of the set was a small newspaper bit mentioning his awarding.
Nice set! Good condition 2.
1914 - 1924
King Frederick William III of Prussia initially created the Iron Cross as a military decoration on March 17, 1813, during the Napoleonic Wars. The Iron Cross was also awarded during the Franco-Prussian War (1870), World War I (1914), and World War II (1939).
The Iron Cross was usually a military decoration only but awarded to civilians for performing military functions in a few instances.