(No3626) German Hindenburg Honour Cross With Swords Medal + certificate WW1

Original Cross of Honour With Swords medal + award certificate, NICE CONDITION, GENUINE RIBBON, RARE MAKER MARKED: "GG", the certificate is a nice early example, issued on 11th December 1934, numbered: 949 /1934

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The Cross of Honour , also known as the Honour Cross or, popularly, the Hindenburg Cross , was a commemorative medal inaugurated on July 13, 1934 by Reichspräsident Paul von Hindenburg for those soldiers of Imperial Germany who fought in World War I . It came in three versions: Honour Cross for Combatants ( Ehrenkreuz für Frontkämpfer ) - for soldiers who fought on the front, Honour Cross for War Participants ( Ehrenkreuz für Kriegsteilnehmer ) - for non-combatant soldiers, Honour Cross for Next-of-Kin ( Ehrenkreuz für Hinterbliebene ) - for the next-of-kin of fallen soldiers. After the annexation ( Anschluss ) of Austria in 1938, Austrian veterans of World War I were also eligible for the Cross of Honour. A total of 6,250,000 Crosses were awarded to combatants, 1,200,000 were awarded to non-combatants and 720,000 medals were awarded to next-of-kin. The medal was designed by Eugene Godet
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