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Military Decorations

The Iron Cross. From left to right. top to bottom:
Standard 44 mm Iron Cross 2nd Class, by Hagen Gauss;
Ritterkreuzgrosse, or Knight’s Cross size. 47 mm Iron Cross 2nd Class, a rare variant produced for a short period during 1939-40, here suspended diagonally from a 25 mm ribbon as worn from the second buttonhole;
Standard Iron Cross 1st Class, by Steinhauer & Luck; Reverse of convex Iron Cross 1st Class by Schauerte & Hohfeld, showing screw-back device;
Reverse of con vex pin-back Iro n Cross 1st Class, by Boerger & Co.