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  • BRAUNSCHWEIG – WAR SERVICE CROSS – 1st CLASS – 1914 – PRINZENGROßE

    SKU: 05-1750

    $595.00

    This is a first time offering from Der Rittmeister Militaria. It is the Duchy of Braunschweig’s 1914 War Service Cross 1st Class (Kriegsverdienstkreuz) in the very rare prinzengroße size. In fact, it is the first of its type that I have ever seen in nearly fifty years of collecting. I was VERY pleased to acquire it. The literal translation of prinzengroße is “prince-sized.” In the 18th and 19th Centuries it was a common practice for nobles’ or royal officers’ sons to wear uniforms like those worn by their fathers…  

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