WW1 German 1918 Honour Cross (Combatant)

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Bronze Cross with Cross Swords – German Combatants Honour Cross. Makers mark on reverse

The Honour Cross was modelled on the reverse side of the War Commemorative Medal of 1870/71 (Preußen Kriegsdenkmünze 1870-1871), and was designed by Eugene Godet. 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.

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