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Chris Boonzaier

"Official" Iron Cross

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Interesting pip.  What is the device on the shoulder board?  

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I imagine that this was a great EK citation.  Are beamter EKs (Combatant) common?

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I thnik in ww1 it depended on the fact, whether he served in warzone (combatant ribbon) or not (noncombatant ribbon).

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38 minutes ago, kasle said:

I thnik in ww1 it depended on the fact, whether he served in warzone (combatant ribbon) or not (noncombatant ribbon).

Exactly, He could have been 2KM outside of the german border pushing paper and he would have got this, and 3KM away, just inside the border, the guy answering the mail would have gotten a white ribbon or war service medal.

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Just Hindenburg cross would be without swords in both cases, I suppose.

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