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Not rare, but nice... WW2 Ribbon Bar....

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Of course it is not rare, but nice to see a Hindie with this combination... we usually expect a WW1 EK....b7.jpg.c944bcb271223c0a307fa60fcbf204f4.jpg

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Chris,

Please excuse a possible uneducated question: What is a Hindie? Is it the crossed swords on this medal ribbon?

The rest I can decipher as a World War One-period Eisernes Kreuz...correct?

Kind regards,

Wessel

 

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Hi, left is the WW2 EK2 (EK Iron Cross) then WW2 KVK2 (War service cross) then on the right is the Hindy (Actually the "Honor cross for frontfighters or war participants" also known as the Hindenburg Cross... or Hindy/Hindie)

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Thanks a lot for clearing that up.

I'm a compete novice/newbie to medal collecting and all the jargon and descriptions can be a bit overwhelming. I have yet to decide if I want to specialize in a specific area of collecting so I'm afraid I've bought medals that attracted my attention instead of developing a coherent collecting strategy first.

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4 hours ago, Chris Boonzaier said:

Of course it is not rare, but nice to see a Hindie with this combination... we usually expect a WW1 EK....b7.jpg.c944bcb271223c0a307fa60fcbf204f4.jpg

:shame: wait a minute Chris.  By suggesting this is "not rare" you are commenting that this is a "common" combination.  However, lets read this ribbon bar again from what is here and what isn't.  This gentleman served in WWI and earned the Hindenburg non-combatant, and not the EK2 (1914).  Then WWII started and he earned BOTH the KVK2 WITH SWORDS and then an EK2(1939).  So, from a non-combatant in WWI with no awards to a decorated combatant in WWII.   (usually, its the other way around)

I think that's kindof uncommon.  ;)

2 hours ago, Wessel Gordon said:

Thanks a lot for clearing that up.

I'm a compete novice/newbie to medal collecting and all the jargon and descriptions can be a bit overwhelming. I have yet to decide if I want to specialize in a specific area of collecting so I'm afraid I've bought medals that attracted my attention instead of developing a coherent collecting strategy first.

No problem Wessel.  I can't speak for everyone, but as collectors we certainly can start collecting things that attract our attention.  And then we start researching and learning more where we gain a direction. 

Please feel free to post what items you collected thus far.  If you have a specific question -this forum is the place to ask.

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He could have been a front fighter in WW1. He just didn't earn any awards. Maybe a young draftee that showed up in the final months only to be part of the retreat.

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Indeed yes... It is probably not a Non Combattant, most soldiers in WW1 did not recieve the EK2, but for some reason we see more medal bars with the WW1 EK and hindie ribbon than we do with just the Hindie.

 

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