Flanders Cross

SKU: 02.WMR.0202.101.01

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  • Flanders Cross Obverse
  • Flanders Cross Obverse
  • Flanders Cross Reverse

Attributes

  • country
    Germany
  • date of institution
    September 13, 1921

Physical Description


The were approximately 30,000 crosses issued.

History


The Flanders Cross was instituted on September 13, 1921 by the post-war veterans’ association “Kamerdschaftsverband des Marinekorps Flandern”. It was eligible for all German former military personnel who took part in battles in Flanders.

The cross has the shape of an equilateral Teutonic cross, with crossed swords between its arms. The obverse of the cross shows a lion (Flemish heraldic symbol) on the upper arm. In the center is the "Reichskriegsflagge" (1903 pattern Imperial German Naval Ensign) surrounded by a laurel wreath, tied at their bottom. On the reverse of the Cross is a crowned naval anchor with a monogram of Wilhelm II. It is surrounded by the laurel wreath.

The obverse inscriptions translated to “Naval” (“Marine”) and “Corps” (“Korps”) and reverse inscriptions to “Invincible on land and sea”.

Depending on preference of its holder, the award was worn either obverse or reverse outside on the left side of the breast.

The Flanders Cross is also known as "Commemorative Honour Cross of the Navy Corps Flanders".

Personal who was participation in particular battle, was qualified to buy a clasp. In most cases a specific entry in a Soldbuch was neccessary. The clasps were made of Buntmetal and were attached to a ribbon.

The following clasps were issued:
- Antwerpen
- Durchbruchsschlacht
- Durchbruchsschlacht 1918
- Flandernschlacht
- Flandernschlacht 1917
- Luftkrieg
- Seekrieg
- Somme
- Ypern
- Yser

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Flanders Cross

  • Price

    $125 USD

  • Composition

    Bronze gilt

  • Inscription

    Rev.: MARINE KORPS 1914/18 Obv.: UNBE SIEGT ZUR SEE IM FELDE

  • Size

    40mm

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