Dybbol Storm Cross (in bronze, for Non-Combatants)
Image courtesy of Das Düppeler Sturm-Kreuz , Louis Schneider
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The Cross was instituted by King Wilhelm I and was conferred upon individuals who rendered extraordinary services in both combative and non-combative roles during the storming of Dybbol in the German-Danish War.
The Cross was conferred upon combatants, non-combatants, reserve troops, doctors and clergy. The ribbon colour and pattern changed according to the recipient's role.
The Cross (for Combatants) featured a ribbon with a blue centre section and white and black stripes along the exterior edges.
The Cross (for Non-Combatants) featured a yellow ribbon, with two thin blue centre stripes, and two thin white stripes, with one thin black stripe along the exterior edges.
The Cross (for Reserve Troops) featured a blue ribbon, with a black centre stripe framed by two blue stripes, and thin white stripes along the exterior edges.
The Cross (for Doctors and Clergy) featured a white ribbon, with three black stripes.
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