Chris Boonzaier

EK 1914 The simple WW1 EK2...

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OK it's not an EK2 but I assume this is the announcement from Wilhelm that the Iron Cross is being re-instated. Correct?

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OK it's not an EK2 but I assume this is the announcement from Wilhelm that the Iron Cross is being re-instated. Correct?

:jumping::jumping:

Hello iron friends !

That's right Terry !

Congrats,

Fkr

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Some very fine pics Terry!

These guys have it on the wall... have it on the door... but as far as I can dee, dont have it on the chest! (Otherwise they may have opened the overcoats for the photo ;-)

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I am betting the son was killed. The EK on his chest has been added. It makes me think the family had it added after his death... could of course be different, the father died before they could have a photo taken with both wearing the EK so the son had it altered... either way, a testimonial to the value they placed on it....

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what a fantastic picture!!

Has anyone ever seen a picture of all three EK issues being worn at once by recipients (1870/14/39)?

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what a fantastic picture!!

Has anyone ever seen a picture of all three EK issues being worn at once by recipients (1870/14/39)?

It really is.

There are photos of Mackensen during the TR-era, in uniform, wearing his medals from 1870 and 1914-1918. Mackensen and a single WWII era recipient would fit the bill for having all three issues in one photo.

In 1940, when Wilhelm II died, Mackensen was at the funeral. Currently serving officers were discouraged by the regieme d'jour from going to the funeral, however, some chose to go. I don't have any photos of copies of photos of the funeral or services, however, there are some around. There is some serious metal in those photos.

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A sling and an EK2... a great way to pick up chicks!

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A sling and an EK2... a great way to pick up chicks!

Brian, I think this guy looks like you.

1914EK2inwear_01.jpg

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Brian, I think this guy looks like you.

1914EK2inwear_01.jpg

Are my ears that big?

I wish I had his pilot's badge!!

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I wish I had his pilot's badge!!

Yeah, me too... :-)

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here is an interesting one... the guy could put his photo in and mail it,,,,

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