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1870 ek-veteran with 1939 ek?

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I don't know if this was already discussed here, but were there any veterans who had the 1870 ek and the 1939 one?

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I would bet my kids no.

I suppose there is a tiiiiiiny chance someone with an 1870 EK also had a KVM or KVK2 (Probably without swords)

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They should have given one to Mackensen... just to have one EK Triple... :P

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how about VON HINDENBERG

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saxcob, thanks for the history lesson. his funeral pillow had a great many awards on it.

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No doubt about that. However, do not expect an iron cross 1939 to be among those ;-)

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On 12/05/2019 at 01:42, Chris Boonzaier said:

I suppose there is a tiiiiiiny chance someone with an 1870 EK also had a KVM or KVK2 (Probably without swords)

Chances are better if you leave the field of EKs: There were probably some few men who won an 1870 KDM and were still "active" in one or the other way to get, as you say, a KVK or a KVK medal.

Closest I have in my collection is a medal bar to a veteran of 1870 (no EK winner, though) who got a "Hindenburg cross" without swords in 1934/35 and had his awards newly mounted, in his mid-80s...

:o

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I have a 66 veteran, which earned his IC non combatant in 1914. Thats my oldest guy. He also got the RAO 4 with "50".

I know a collector who has a bar with 1848/1864/1866/1870 medal, IC 1870 & China campaign and SWA (both for non combatants)

Unfortunately he won`t sell it :(

one of my favourite bars for non combatants:

A high decorated jewish guy with 3 (!) non combatant awards:

http://objekte.jmberlin.de/object/jmb-obj-516608;jsessionid=EA323D9B0A00F077B7E32D9F9A2AFB77

 

 

 

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1 hour ago, Utgardloki said:

I would love to see pictures of some of the bars mentioned above :)

Even mine, although it doesn't have an EK in it? Sorry I'm highjacking the thread... we're far from 1939 EKs now!1597075021_A281a-5erOrdensspangePreueneinesreakt.Reserve-oderLandwehroffiziersmitLD118701914um1934mitzweiGefechtsspangen.thumb.jpg.1d7b7de81d606a242decf8e8d60ae727.jpg1086892699_A281b-5erOrdensspangePreueneinesreakt.Reserve-oderLandwehroffiziersmitLD118701914um1934mitzweiGefechtsspangen.thumb.jpg.d861ae50641ab39ec7926f830eba30a0.jpg

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Posted (edited)

Grandpa got his war aid cross for fighting on the homeland front.

I like those "reactivation" guys.

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