WW1 GERMAN IRON CROSS 2ND CLASS MEDAL RIBBON FOR MOUNTING
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Offered is 1 x 15cm (6 inch) length of WW1 German Iron Cross 2nd Class full size ribbon. This is perfect to replace your old tatty ribbons or for your medals mounting needs. The Iron Cross was instituted on 10 March 1813 by King Friedrich Wilhelm III of Prussia during the War of Liberation against the Napoleonic French forces. It was reinstated in 1870-1871 for the Franco-Prussian War and again in 1914 for World War I. It is awarded for bravery. In spite of its iconic image and fame, it has always been made of modest materials and issued in relatively large numbers. It was designed by the neo-classical architect Karl Friedrich Schinkel and reflects the cross of the Teutonic Knights in the late Middle Ages which was also the emblem of Frederick the Great.
||20 x 10 x 0.1 cm