War Merit Cross for Women

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SKU: 02.BRU.0114.101.01.000

Estimated market value:

$200 USD

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Estimated market value:

$200 USD

Attributes

  • Country
    Germany
  • Makers
    Hermann Jürgens, Braunschweig
  • Composition
    Bronze
  • Inscription
    Obv: 1914 Rev: FÜR AUFOPFERNDE DIENSTE IM KRIEGE
  • Size
    31x31mm

History


The Cross was established by Duke Ernst August and was conferred upon women, regardless of rank, who contributed to the war effort of 1914-1918. Contribution to the war effort included nursing the wounded, packing parcels to be sent to army personnel, as well as other acts of charity and philanthropy.

The cross was worn on a bow ribbon.

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