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PRUSSIA. Commemorative War Cross for Combatants with Swords of the Union of Prussian War Participants (PREUSSEN. Kriegs-Erinnerungskreuz für Kombattanten mit Schwertern der Vereinigung Preußischer Kriegsteilnehmer) 1914-1918, miniature
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PRUSSIA.  Commemorative War Cross for Combatants with Swords of the Union of Prussian War Participants  (PREUSSEN. Kriegs-Erinnerungskreuz für Kombattanten mit Schwertern der Vereinigung Preußischer Kriegsteilnehmer) 1914-1918, miniature
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Miniature white enamel and silvered metal cross pattée, the arms with silver-edged black enamel borders, with crossed silvered swords between the arms and with scroll and eyelet for ribbon suspension; the face with a circular silvered medallion imposed centrally bearing the crowned Prussian eagle within a gilt-edged black enamel ring inscribed in gilt letters ‘PREUSS. TAPFER. KRIEG.’ (Prussia’s Brave Warriors), stylised gilt laurel leaves at the base; the reverse plain; diameter 15.04mm (0.6 inch); on replaced correct ribbon.

The Cross was established after the end of World War I by the Vereinigung Preußischer Kriegsteilnehmer im Deutschen Kriegerbund, a benevolent organisation for former Prussian combatants, to be awarded for outstanding service to the Union.

 
PRUSSIA.  Commemorative War Cross for Combatants with Swords of the Union of Prussian War Participants  (PREUSSEN. Kriegs-Erinnerungskreuz für Kombattanten mit Schwertern der Vereinigung Preußischer Kriegsteilnehmer) 1914-1918, miniature
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