WW1 Imperial German Army 2nd Class Iron Cross Stamped By Maker M-8

WW1 Imperial German Army 2nd Class Iron Cross Stamped By Maker M-8

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For sale is a WW1 Imperial German Army 2nd Class Iron Cross Stamped By An Unknown Maker M-8.

 
The Iron Cross was a military decoration in the Kingdom of Prussia, and later in the German Empire (1871–1918) . 
 
During World War I, approximately 218,000 EKIs, 5,196,000 EKIIs and 13,000 non-combatant EKIIs were awarded. Exact numbers of awards are not known, since the Prussian military archives were destroyed during World War II. The multitude of awards reduced the status and reputation of the decoration.
 
The official criteria for the award was a single act of bravery in the face of the enemy, or actions that were clearly above and beyond the call of duty. 
 
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