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Title Oberlaunstein veteran's union cross
Nationality German
Period c 1914
Price £45.00

The top element with the imperial crown above two crossed swords and oak leaves has the logo 'Deutscher Krieger Bund' for German Warriors League (ie veterans in a military sense), whereas the cross underneath has a portrait of the emperor in silhouette and gives the name of the district, in this case Oberlaunstein.

These crosses would have been worn in Germany right through the Great War to indicate patriotism and previous service, and into the 20s and 30s by the members of the various veterans organisations.

Its condition is excellent for its age and the ribbon is still nice and bright.

If you want to comment on this item—re quality, age, etc—please email me.

[Militaria : Medals : German : 20th Century]


Just to tell you that the bayo arrived today and I'm very pleased with it.

C A, Netherlands, 06.11.2006

Excellent information, Chris, you've been making a big effort! I will spell it out more closely (I'm a historian!) and don't think Bezdek can add much more.

A C, Belgium, 26.06.2005