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Vizeadmiral Herwarth Schmidt von Schwind - Unknown Cross

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On an old thread (https://gmic.co.uk/topic/27173-henry-the-lion-commander-cross-pic/) Rick said that during WW1 Schmidt von Schwind was awarded the "BrH" (he was awarded the "BrH2b": Kommandeurkreuz II. Klasse des Herzoglich Braunschweigischen Ordens Heinrichs des Löwen). I think he made a typo and he instead meant Schmidt von Schwind was awarded the "BrKr" (Braunschweigisches Kriegsverdienstkreuz), because he already listed the "BrH2b" on his list of awards. However, "BrKr" is not listed for him in the 1918 Rangliste. I think this photo of Schmidt von Schwind holds the answer.

See the 3rd medal (after the EK2 and OFA2).

To me, it looks like the Großherzoglich Mecklenburg-Schwerinsches Militärverdienstkreuz II. Klasse (based on the colour and shape and also the ribbon).

Or, like Rick probably meant, this could be the Braunschweigisches Kriegsverdienstkreuz II. Klasse.

Please tell me what do you think. Is it the MMV2 or BrKr2?


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