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The Iron Cross: Symbolic Value to the soldiers



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#21 Dietrich

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Posted 27 January 2012 - 17:28

Hi Chris,

yes I am sure. (Merkblatt 15/5, Ausgabe 1. Juli 1943, Eisernes Kreuz, Richtlinien und Zusätze des Oberkommando des Heeres, 1.3. 1943, Absatz III Personenkreis Sonderbestimmungen).

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#22 Chris Boonzaier

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Posted 27 January 2012 - 17:59

Magic, thanks.

I was going by what I thought I remembered reading ages ago.

I imagine it is a moot point, as I said, I would think a man around long enough to get wounded 3 times probably had one already. And if not, if the 3rd wound was light and treated locally, his commander probably considered him for an award anyway, although with a citation and not "automatic"

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#23 kaiserchief01

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Posted 22 February 2012 - 13:31

Just like to say what an awsome & highly informative forum this is! I have reaserched this subjuct a few years ago, only to draw the conclusion that the Ek was just a piece of tin,that was handed out villy nilly,by Papa Adolf,in order to bolster morale of those who served the lost cause of the 3rd Reich.
After reading your comments,I now see the award in a better light,& that the award goes much deeper...
I beleive it has been re-issued for those who have served gallantly in combat for their country.
If anyone has privy to the new EK,I would be very interested in any further information.
Thank you gentleman,for enlightening a humble,& novice collector such as myself.
Bob

#24 Chris Boonzaier

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 15:13

A picture paints a 1000 words....

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#25 W McSwiggan

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 13:55

A picture paints a 1000 words....

He looks enthralled but...

is it the Iron Cross or the Iron Boobs???

Troops get like that after a long stay at the front you know!



#26 Chris Boonzaier

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 08:35

Here is a happy letter, "My darling wife, Guess who is wearing one of these..."

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#27 Dave Danner

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Posted 11 April 2013 - 22:53

A minor something to add to the discussion.  This is from a series of notes on personnel matters by the IIa of Army Group G around August 1944.

 

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