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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]

testimonials

The 3 medals have just arrived safely - very interesting. (From your description I was expecting ribbon to be dreadful; personally, I think that the "Russian Front" is beautifully 'aged'.)

M M, UK, 12.02.2013

I wanted to let you know that the kepi arrived today safely. A super nice kepi! Also wanted to say that it was a pleasure doing business with you.

M S, USA, 20.08.2009

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