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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Hermann > Tholens pictured in his later career as a mamber of the Nazi Party and, above, his Iron Cross Home Front Museum
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It belonged to a soldier called Herman Karl Ernst Musold and contained a German Iron Cross military medal, a picture of the Kaiser and payment coupons.
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.
Listing a series of symbolic gestures - from the use of a simple iron cross around his neck to the release of information on controversial Vatican finances for the first time, Gibbs highlights the Pope's focus on compassion as well as an aura of merriment that makes him "something of a rock star".
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
Just before the Battle of the Marne that finally halted the German advance, Berthold observed and reported French forces moving rapidly into a gap between the German First and Second Armies, resulting in award of the Iron Cross Second Class.
Growing up, Bernd Wollschlaeger was the son of a Nazi war hero who received the Iron Cross (Germany's highest military honor) from Adolf Hitler himself.
I'm thinking of Pope Francis and his old Good Shepherd iron cross over a plain white cassock.