HINDENBURG CROSS WITH SWORDS – COMBATANT’S.
This is the Hindenburg Cross with Swords for Combatants. The decoration was first authorized after the death of German Präsident and former Generalfeldmarschall Paul von Hindenburg. The award was given in three classes. The bronze-colored, front-line-combat soldiers’ decorations featured crossed swords. The bronze-toned non combatants decoration did NOT have swords. The final black decoration was intended for the next-of-kin of soldiers who died serving their country. The latter also did NOT sport swords, and was often referred to as the “Widows Cross.” This example is in excellent condition and comes with the correct ribbon.