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  History of the Iron Cross - Maltese Cross
The definition of a Maltese Cross is one which conforms to a strict definition ("a cross of made from four straight lined pointed arrowheads, meeting at their points, with the ends of the arms consisting of indented 'v's") is without doubt a Christian symbol.
The original iron cross consisted of a flened iron core in the shape of the cross patt`ee, surrounded by a two-piece silver frame that is soldered together.
The Iron Cross second class was worn suspended from a ribbon on the left side of the recipient's uniform.
www.choppers.com /iron_cross.asp   (1310 words)

  
  Trenches on the Web - Special: The 1914 German Iron Cross
The Grand Cross was awarded to nine individuals in 1870, including one for Kaiser Wilhelm I. The Star to the Grand Cross of 1870 was not issued.
On August 5, 1914, the Iron Cross was instituted.
Iron is not used for the center of reproduction medals, so a simple test with a magnet will determine the genuine article from the dreck.
www.worldwar1.com /sfgcross.htm   (1698 words)

  
 History of the Iron Cross
The Grand Cross was awarded to nine individuals in 1870, including one for Kaiser Wilhelm I. The Star to the Grand Cross of 1870 was not issued.
The 1st and 2nd Classes of Iron Cross was awarded without regard for nationality or social class to combatants for acts of heroism, bravery or leadership skills.
This is the Iron Cross 1st Class equivalent from the Duchy of Braunschweig.
www.diggerhistory.info /pages-medals/iron_cross.htm   (1132 words)

  
 Dan Kelley's Treasures of The Third Reich   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
Iron Cross 1870 2nd Class with original ribbon, 42mm, silver frame, magnetic core, light rust around the edges of the iron core, otherwise enameling is intact.
Iron Cross 1939 Second Class with a round "3" both in 1939 and 1813; a rare badge, appears to be only one maker who used this design, always unmarked, magnetic core and silver frame, 44x44mm, thick and heavier than most EK1's.
Clasp to the Iron Cross 2nd Class 1939 from 1914, reissued in 1957, 14x30mm, two flat pin attachments soldered to the reverse to be attached to a 1914 ribbon.
www.dkelley.net /iron_cross.htm   (1069 words)

  
 Iron Cross - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Sometimes erroneously called the Maltese cross, the Iron Cross (German: das Eiserne Kreuz) is a military decoration of the Kingdom of Prussia, and later of Germany, which was established by King Friedrich Wilhelm III of Prussia and first awarded on 10 March 1813.
The Iron Cross (a fl four-pointed cross with white trim, with the arms widening towards the ends, similar to a Maltese Cross) was designed by the neoclassical architect Karl Friedrich Schinkel and reflects the cross borne by the Teutonic Knights in the 14th century, which was also the emblem of Frederick the Great.
The Iron Cross was founded on 10 March 1813 in Breslau and awarded to soldiers during the Wars of Liberation against Napoleon.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Iron_Cross   (2719 words)

  
 Iron Cross 1939
The Iron Cross was awarded not only for bravery in the face of the enemy, but also for successful war planing and general merit.
Actually, the ribbon on the War Merit Cross had the colors of the Iron Cross reversed, as was the tradition of the non-combatant version of the Iron Cross.
The Knights Cross was much sought after by members of the armed forces, wearing it meant that they had been crowned as aces and their peers gave this distinction the appropriate respect.
www.angelfire.com /nj/ww2/ironcross1939.html   (883 words)

  
 TRICK Iron Cross Cymbal Toppers   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
The Iron Cross was awarded without regard for nationality or social class to combatants for acts of heroism, bravery or leadership skills.
The tradition of the Iron Cross (which was Cross Pattée in shape) had an honourable beginning, when it was instituted as a Prussian decoration, in March 1813, by King Friedrich Wilheim III during the War of Liberation against Napoleon.
Iron Cross winners were also given maximum publicity by the Third Reich propaganda machine, with announcements being printed in popular newspapers and ceremonies covered by newsreels.
www.trickdrums.com /products/ironcrosstoppers.html   (415 words)

  
 Iron Cross 2nd Class 1939
The Iron Cross 2nd Class measured 44mm in diameter and was held by a fl, white and red ribbon representing the colors of the new Reich.
The Iron Cross 2nd class was made of three pieces; The iron core, an obverse and a reverse silver frame, with this frame being soldered together firmly holding the core.
Approximately 3 million Iron Cross 2nd Classes were awarded, and though this is a high number it must be remembered that it was presented to Axis Allies and civilian uniformed organizations in addition to the armed forces.
www.angelfire.com /nj/ww2/ic2pics.html   (1221 words)

  
 Iron Cross
The cross went on to be suspended from the uniforms of admirable German soldiers in the 1870 Franco-Prussian War, and again in 1914 for World War I. Through the sacrifice of the men who earned it, its humble but striking design became synonymous with old world German courage and triumph.
The myth surrounding the Iron Cross, and particularly the Knights Cross, has only expanded as tales are passed from elder to youth.
Perhaps the most impressive legacy of the Iron Cross is that, by luring the young into the past, it continues to pay homage to the valor of the old warriors who lived and fought in that different time, and in that different world.
www.wehrmacht-awards.com /iron_cross/ironcrossmain.htm   (461 words)

  
 THE IRON CROSS
The Iron Cross (a fl four-pointed cross with white trim, with the arms widening towards the ends, similar to a Maltese Cross) was designed by the neoclassical architect Karl Friedrich Schinkel and reflects the cross borne by the Teutonic Knights in the 14th century, which was also the emblem of Frederick the Great.
The Iron Cross was founded on 10 March 1813 in Wrocław and awarded to soldiers during the Wars of Liberation against Napoleon.
The ribbon of the medal (2nd class and Knight's Cross) was different from the earlier Iron Crosses in that the color red was used in addition to the traditional fl and white (fl and white were the colors of Prussia, while fl, white and red were the colors of Germany).
www.solarnavigator.net /history/iron_cross.htm   (2445 words)

  
 German Iron Cross - history and meaning of the Iron Cross
The German Iron Cross in its various grades was awarded to all ranks of the Wehrmacht, Luftwaffe and Kriegsmarine to recognize officers and men for acts of bravery, heroism and leadership.
The Iron Cross in its various classes was a standard medal awarded to all organizations of the Wehrmacht, Luftwaffe and Kriegsmarine.
The Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves was introduced on June 3rd, 1940 to further recognize acts of courage.
www.worldwar2aces.com /iron-cross.htm   (1236 words)

  
 WWW.BULGARIANORDERS.COM 1870 Prussia German Iron Cross 1C EK1 CASED ! in > Pre-1900 orders > Orders > Militaria - ...
The Iron Cross 1st Class is nice multipiece silver and iron core one with genuine patination, marked at reverse by manufacturer with maker's mark J. 14 LOTH (J.Wagner&Sohn).
The leather case of the Iron Cross measures 65mm x 65mm and the cardboard one is 70mm x 73mm.
The 1st Class of the Iron Cross was awarded only to about 1900 officers and so far this is one of the finest examples and full sets of this highest decoration we've seen for sale.
www.bulgarianorders.com /ext/en/exrw/item=3982/Militaria/Orders/Pre-1900-orders/1870-Prussia-German-Iron-Cross-1C-EK1-CASED-!.html   (1762 words)

  
 The Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross
The Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross or RK was instituted by Adolf Hitler at the outbreak of World War II on September 1st, 1939(*2).
The Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross was presented in a elongated fl leatherette case, which contained the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross and a folded length of neck ribbon(*19).
If the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross was lost, and the owner could prove it was not a result of his own careless negligence, a replacement cross was provided free of cost.
www.feldgrau.com /kc.html   (1738 words)

  
 First World War.com - Encyclopedia - Iron Cross
The Iron Cross - perhaps the best-known of German medals with the possible exception of the Blue Max (Pour le Merite) - was instituted on 10 March 1813 by King Frederick William III of Prussia during the War of Liberation against the French under Napoleon.
Above this the Iron Cross (First Class) was issued to approximately 220,000 men; just five men were awarded the highest form of the Iron Cross, the Grand Cross (the Kaiser himself, Paul von Hindenburg, Erich Ludendorff, Prince Leopold of Bavaria and August von Mackensen).
A flened iron cross with a silver trim and a spray of oak leaves in the centre the medal was originally designed by Karl Friedrich Schinkel.
www.firstworldwar.com /atoz/ironcross.htm   (325 words)

  
 The Home of Columbus Oh's Iron Cross
Iron Cross is a high energy hard rock band from Columbus Ohio.
Iron Cross's combined experience of 80 years begun in the early 80's by C. Howard Johnson and has blossomed into a band poised to take the millennium by storm.
Iron Cross is seeking professional management for national acts and bookings, and has promotional materials available upon request by contacting
members.tripod.com /IronCrossrks   (143 words)

  
 Iron Cross - Wikimedia Commons
The Iron Cross is considered to be the Prussian national symbol, dating back to the freedom war against Napoleon.
Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oakleaves (WW II)
Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oakleaves and Swords (WW II)
commons.wikimedia.org /wiki/Iron_Cross   (176 words)

  
 Hate Symbols: Neo-Nazi Swastika with Iron Cross - From A Visual Database of Extremist Symbols, Logos and Tattoos
The Iron Cross (without the swastika) was a medal that originated during the Napoleonic Wars and became one of the world’s most easily recognized military decorations.
Adolph Hitler renewed use of the Iron Cross in 1939 and superimposed the Nazi swastika in its center.
The Iron Cross without the swastika is also frequently used as a hate symbol in the same manner as the Nazi-era Iron Cross.
www.adl.org /hate_symbols/neo-nazi_iron-cross.asp   (148 words)

  
 TESTOSTERONE NATION
The strength element which is considered to be the very epitome of men’s gymnastics is the iron cross, an almost magical skill where the athlete seems to defy the laws of gravity by suspending himself in midair with seemingly impossible strength.
When working the iron cross on rings, there's no issue with maintaining a complete muscular contraction throughout the upper body, as the failure to do so will quickly result in your landing on your backside staring up at the top of the ring tower.
Cross pulls may either be performed as a dynamic-only movement, or with the addition of a three second static hold at the cross position.
www.t-nation.com /readTopic.do?id=581914   (3213 words)

  
 Iron Cross - Uncyclopedia, the content-free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
The hammer- er I mean cross- was used like a hammer in which the persons head was bashed in repeatedly until the cross was covered in blood.
Becuase the Wooden Crosses used to bash people were banned becuase of all the flying splinters created by the impact, the Church looked to differnt materials such as lead, uranium, and silver.
Therefore silver and gold crosses became the newest style, thus starting the term "bling bling" which is similar to the sound of Crossmatch in which each competetor duel each other with crosses.
uncyclopedia.org /wiki/Iron_Cross   (549 words)

  
 Preservation Recommendations from the Iron Cross Cemetery Survey   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
Essential to the preservation of wrought iron crosses in the cemeteries of North Dakota is the placement of additional cemeteries on the National Register of Historic Places.
That passage, inspired by the earlier iron cross survey and nominations from North Dakota, is applicable by extension to the surveys newly comprehended in the current survey.
The answer is to recruit several master smiths who do ornamental iron work, consult with them about techniques for restoration of damaged crosses, inform them of the traditions behind the iron crosses, and publicize the availability of their services for iron cross restoration.
www.plainsfolk.com /ironcross/recs.htm   (1976 words)

  
 German Iron Cross
There is light to moderate freckling to the iron core, most noticeable at the top arm of the cross.
This cross shows exceptionally deep detail, however there is noticeable rusting to the core present and visible in the images.
The paint on the iron core on the front and the back is generally good, with some moderate freckling and some minor bending at the corners of the arms at the bottom.
www.snyderstreasures.com /pages/ironcross.htm   (4206 words)

  
 Germany: Iron Cross
Thus the religious meaning of the cross was mixed with connotations of war, conquest and heroism.
The Iron Cross as a military decoration was introduced by King Frederick William III of Prussia in 1813 as the highest military decoration in the Napoleonic War.
But the Iron Cross is still a symbol used as a national emblem on military vehicles and as part of the military banner of Germany, symbolizing freedom, courage and bravery.
en.allexperts.com /q/Germany-141/Iron-Cross.htm   (690 words)

  
 Cross of Iron - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Cross of Iron is a 1977 film directed by Sam Peckinpah and starring James Coburn, James Mason, Maximilian Schell, and David Warner.
Stransky admits to Steiner that his personal objective on the Eastern Front is actually to be awarded the Iron Cross (he was not joking when he spoke to Brandt), intimating it is a rite of passage expected of him by his family.
Cross of Iron was also the name of the first expansion to the highly acclaimed Squad Leader game series by Avalon Hill.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Cross_of_Iron   (1529 words)

  
 Iron Cross Accessories
TM Machine Skull Ware Iron Cross Polished with Chromed and Polished Skull (Class II or III, IV, V)....
Stainless Steel Maltese Cross "Iron Cross" 3D License Plate...
APC Billet Iron Cross Shift Knob - Polished...
www.trucknvans.com /Iron_Cross_Accessories_s/977.htm   (587 words)

  
 uboat.net - The Men - Decorations - Das Eiserne Kreuz - The Iron Cross
The Iron Cross 2nd Class was worn on a ribbon in the button-hole of the jacket.
Three officers from U-453 wearing the Iron Cross 1st Class, in the middle with the Knights Cross the commander Kptlt.
The Bar for Iron Cross 1914 was awarded, when the man already was a owner of the Iron Cross from the WW I. The bar was worn over the EK 1 from 1914 or on the ribbon of the EK 2.
www.uboat.net /men/decorations/ek.htm   (306 words)

  
 Iron Cross - BIKEmagic Features
Iron Cross is inspired by our own Three Peaks race with an extended single loop instead of the usual cyclocross format of short, high intensity, multi-lap event lasting an hour or so.
Having tracked down a cheap and cheerful motel, it's time to pull my cross bike from its bag and despite a minor scare as I start to strip the thread in the rear mech hanger, it doesn't take long before the bike is back in one piece for a test ride in the car park.
The Iron Cross course is significantly longer, with less time off the bike and higher average speeds compared to the more punishing nature of the Three Peaks.
www.bikemagic.com /news/article/mps/UAN/5290/v/1/sp   (2012 words)

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