GERMAN WW1 HATE BELT AND BUCKLE GOTT MIT UNS meaning God with us First World War

GERMAN WW1 HATE BELT AND BUCKLE GOTT MIT UNS First World War
Gott mit uns (meaning God with us)
Usage Frederick I of Prussia 's coat of arms from a woodcut, 1709

The Prussian Order of the Crown was Prussia 's lowest ranking order of chivalry , and was instituted in 1861. The obverse gilt central disc bore the crown of Prussia, surrounded by a blue enamel ring bearing the motto of the German Empire Gott Mit Uns .

At the time of the completion of German unification in 1871, the imperial standard bore the motto Gott mit uns on the arms of an Iron Cross .[4] Imperial German 3 and 5 mark silver and 20 mark gold coins had Gott mit uns inscribed on their edge.

German soldiers had Gott mit uns inscribed on their helmets in the First World War .[5] To the Germans it was a rallying cry, "a Protestant as well as an Imperial motto, the expression of German religious, political and ethnic single-mindedness, or the numerous unity of altar, throne and Volk ". [6] The slogan entered the mindset on both sides; in 1916 a cartoon was printed in the New York Tribune captioned "Gott Mit Uns!", showing "a German officer in spiked helmet holding a smoking revolver as he stood over the bleeding form of a nurse. It symbolized the rising popular demand that the United States shed its neutrality". [7]

In June 1920 George Grosz
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