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Das Crux Victorialis als Vorläufer des Eisernen Kreuzes? The Crux Victorialis as a prototype for the Iron Cross?


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Ich habe jetzt mehrfach gelesen, dass das Crux Victorialis teilweise als Vorläufer des Eisernen Kreuzes angesehen wird. Ist das irgendwo in der Literatur belegt?

Zumindest wurde es ja laut Wikipedia vom 16.ten bis 18.ten Jahrhundert an Kavalleristen verliehen.

From the German Wikipedia: The Crux Victorialis was awarded from the 16th to 18th century to members of the Cavalry.

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It is the so called Ullrichskreuz remenbering the Schlacht auf dem Lechfeld of the year 955.

All remarks on a military backround refer to the Wiki-site about the battle. But afaik it is wrong.

The crosses also called Benediktuskreuz were very popular among pilgrims in the south of Germany. So, they are a kind of early souvernirs

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