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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World War | One nurse Tilly Tate, (right) a German Iron Cross and (below) the Crimson Field TV show based on heroes like Tilly
It contains a German Iron Cross military medal, a picture of the Kaiser and payment coupons.
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.
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.
EXHIBITS: A German helmet and Iron Cross, left, and barbed wire, munitions and iron rations, below, are among the items on display at Birkenhead Park visitors' centre Below, left: Kings' Regiment badges are also on show
I'm thinking of Pope Francis and his old Good Shepherd iron cross over a plain white cassock.
Beautifully illustrated with full color photography throughout, the recipes range from Whole Lamb on an Iron Cross with Minto Pesto and Chile-Fennel Tzatziki; Grilled Lemon-Saffron pound Cake with Lavender and Fresh Berries; Salt-Baked Potatoes with Mascarpone and Prosciutto Bits; and Foil-Wrapped Ember-Roasted Beets with Goat Cheese; to Baby Back Pork Ribs with Milanese Rub; Baba Ghanoush with Toasted Pine Nut Tahini and Socca; Fresh-Caught Trout Cooked in Foil; and Monterey Jack-Stuffed Turkey Burgers.
Her well documented adoration of Adolf Hitler received very little attention, though the reader can surmise such by her fond description of her receiving the Iron Cross from Der Fuhrer.
With great happiness and satisfaction I am able to advise you today that the Fuhrer has awarded the Iron Cross to you for your extraordinary merits, a decoration which, without exception, is granted only to front-line combatants.
In WWI he joined a Saxon regiment and was awarded an Iron Cross (ironically presented by a Jewish officer).