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Very nice "popsicle stick" pin on back, so I'd say this was actually made and worn during the war.

Now how on earth did a didn't-get-to-the-front 1870 veteran get a "combatant" 1914 Iron Cross?

Welllll (this works better if you remember Ronald Reagan's voice)

very likely it ISN'T a "combatant" 1914 Iron Cross.

It's one of those "war merit in the homeland" 6,855, I betcha.

And what was yon 1870 veteran doing BETWEEN then and 1914?

You all know the answer.

Yes you dooooooooooooo.

What does it mean when we DON'T see an entire lifetime's career on a medal bar? :rolleyes:

Movin' on, movin' UP. :rolleyes:

Yon Prussian career military official (probably) has achieved a status at which his peacetime Orders for service to the Empire...

are being worn around his NECK.

:catjava:

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Very nice "popsicle stick" pin on back, so I'd say this was actually made and worn during the war.

Now how on earth did a didn't-get-to-the-front 1870 veteran get a "combatant" 1914 Iron Cross?

Welllll (this works better if you remember Ronald Reagan's voice)

very likely it ISN'T a "combatant" 1914 Iron Cross.

It's one of those "war merit in the homeland" 6,855, I betcha.

And what was yon 1870 veteran doing BETWEEN then and 1914?

You all know the answer.

Yes you dooooooooooooo.

What does it mean when we DON'T see an entire lifetime's career on a medal bar? :rolleyes:

Movin' on, movin' UP. :rolleyes:

Yon Prussian career military official (probably) has achieved a status at which his peacetime Orders for service to the Empire...

are being worn around his NECK.

:catjava:

thank you very much as always for educating me.

:cheers:

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