online Militaria dealer - Antique-Militaria [UK]
magnify icon Search militaria Medals - Arms - Militaria
Home icon Antique Militaria Home Cart icon Cart Checkout icon Checkout about us icon About us for the SEs and the curious Site map Telephone icon Contact us People shaking hands icon Customer comments | Help
Title Propaganda 'Iron Cross'
Nationality British
Period 1914-15
Price £35.00

These were produced in the winter of 1914 to commemorate German abuse of the civilians in Belgium in the early months of the war. German troops were kept moving by the covert use of amphetamine sulphate in their rations, with NCOs being detailed to shoot anyone caught sleeping on the side of the road.

As they treated their own men so badly, inevitably enemy civilians in Flanders were bound to suffer from the consequent attrocities, extensively detailed in a Paliamentary 'Blue Book' of 1915. Hence this medal, struck to parody the original 'Iron Cross', to which it bears more than a passing resemblance!

There is a little patination here and there, but the condition generally is quite good for its age.

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


[Militaria : Medals : British : 20th Century]

testimonials

I just received the buckle, it's an excellent example, thank you again.

N J, UK, 08.04.2017

On Saturday they arrived the badges, very good, great service.

F A, Spain, 02.11.2009

more...