Germany – ANHALT. Friedrich Cross, First Class, Unofficial, 1914-1918


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Germany – ANHALT. Friedrich Cross, First Class, Unofficial, 1914-1918.  The Cross was created by Duke Friedrich II on 12 December 1914 for officers, military officials, non-commissioned officers and other ranks, as well as other persons, without regard for rank or status, who showed particular excellence in the theater of war or exemplary conduct on the home front in support of the war. The Cross existed in a single class suspended from a ribbon but Duke Friedrich had the intention to follow the pattern of most other German states and introduce a first-class award with a pin-back insignia.  This pinback pattern was produced buy never officially instituted due to the November 1918 revolutions intervened.  37 by 37mm.  LH3778

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