Iron Cross


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Iron Cross:

see decorations, civil and militarydecorations, civil and military,
honors bestowed by a government to reward services or achievements, particularly those implying valor. The practice of bestowing such decorations dates back at least to the laurel wreaths of the ancient Greeks and Romans and gained prevalence
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Iron Cross

German medal awarded for outstanding bravery in wartime. [Ger. Hist.: Misc.]
See: Bravery
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You say he was born in Golonog, Poland, in the Austro-Hungarian Empire and that how he received his Iron Cross remains a mystery.
His First and Second World War medals, ribbons and badges, including the Iron Cross and RAF cloth badge will be sold by Anderson and Garland in Newcastle, with an estimate of [pounds sterling]400-[pounds sterling]600.
Chwifiai'r Ddraig Goch yn falch ar ochr yr Iron Cross heddiw yng nghardd y gofeb ac yng nghardd y De Sportman, ty tafarn ochr ffordd sy'n hynod boblogaidd gyda beicwyr.
With the war, both of them became pioneering test pilots and were awarded the Iron Cross for service to the Third Reich.
"I noticed he had an Iron Cross and a nice ceremonial Luftwaffe dagger, so I told him in no uncertain terms who was boss and got them both off him."
During his career, he was credited with 81 victories in 324 missions and is a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross during the war.
My only brother who survived, Willie, returned blind from the war...all three received the Iron Cross for service to their country.
She was handed the Iron Cross by a thankful allied soldier for saving his life.
A fourth branch of the begonia family is the rex begonias, valued for their colorful leaves like the Iron Cross begonias.
You need to know what you're training for -- whether that goal is a few years off, a few months off, you need a target to aim at.If you're goal currently seems like a distant dream then you'll need to have a plan to reach it, that plan will involve certain short-term goals which is what you'll plan your training for.What so many people don't realise is that it is practically impossible to add 40kgs onto your squat, diet down to eight per cent body fat and master the iron cross all at the same time.With proper planning you could reach each goal one at a time, the best way would be to get the squat first, then whilst maintaining that squat start a diet that will get you down to eight per cent body fat, then as you get in lighter you can learn the gymnastic skill to perform an iron cross.
The agency also acquired replica Iron Cross medals to reward members of the network for their loyalty while adding further proof that they were working for the enemy.