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Hello, The Cross was created in the year 1930, destined to the Great War veterans. 

The ribbon was bleu horizon with the stripes in madder red. the Vichy regime reinstallated the cross but with a ribbon bleu horizon with black stripes . it was destinated to the veterans of 1939 1940. In 1944 this Cross was forbidden. the year 1948 was reinstallaed and today is still awarded.

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Hello, It looks as if Mr Brucker Louis ,petty officer in the second half flotilla of minesweepers campaigned from the North Sea to the Baltic Sea between 1914 and 1918 and himself bought a Diploma and filled it. no signatures ,no seals , no date of award .

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5 hours ago, Bayern said:

Hello, It looks as if Mr Brucker Louis ,petty officer in the second half flotilla of minesweepers campaigned from the North Sea to the Baltic Sea between 1914 and 1918 and himself bought a Diploma and filled it. no signatures ,no seals , no date of award .

Hi,

 

nope :-)

It is standard for the Germans who served in the German Army from Areas that went to France after WW1... They were awarded Croix de Combattant and wound medals if they were wounded...

 

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Hello Chris, Its true, the North Sea to the Baltic, including Oesel,Dago ,Riga Reval were not field of action of any French Half Flotilla of minesweepers. Mr Brucker was German

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3 hours ago, Bayern said:

Hello Chris, Its true, the North Sea to the Baltic, including Oesel,Dago ,Riga Reval were not field of action of any French Half Flotilla of minesweepers. Mr Brucker was German

Indeed... but when alsace went back to France after WW1... he was French ... so he was entitled to this... I am curious if he received the Hindenburg Cross when Alsace was German again in WW2 .... Technically he was entitled to both :-)

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Hello Chris. If Mr Brucker was alive post May of 1940, Its the most possible that he received the Hindenburg Cross .380 000 Alsatian and Lotharingians served into the German Army during WW1 with a very low rate of deserters most of them in the Eastern Front. About 18000 Alsatians and Lotharingians volunteered to serve with the French Army

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