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Bremen Hanseatic Cross

Bremen Hanseatic Cross

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Celebrate the valor and service of Bremen with the distinguished Hanseatic Cross, a fine example of the city-state's rich heritage and military tradition. Featuring a red enamel cross with the iconic city key of Bremen on the obverse, and the inscription "For Service in War 1914" on the reverse, this cross is the equivalent of the esteemed 1914 Iron Cross 2nd Class. Notably, approximately 80,000 individuals were honored with this decoration beginning in 1915, though far fewer than from the neighboring city of Hamburg.

The Hanseatic Cross holds a significant place in the history of Bremen, recognizing the bravery and service of its citizens during the tumultuous period of World War I. Awarded to individuals who demonstrated exceptional courage and dedication, this decoration served as a symbol of the city's resilience and commitment to duty.

The Bremen Hanseatic Cross is a treasured artifact, sought after by collectors and enthusiasts of military history. Its excellent condition and original silk ribbon, featuring four red stripes and three white stripes, add to its authenticity and appeal. Acquiring this cross is not merely obtaining an artifact but preserving a piece of Bremen's proud heritage and military tradition.

Bremen, as a city-state with a rich maritime history, played a vital role in the Hanseatic League and held a position of prominence in northern Germany. The Hanseatic Cross, with its ties to Bremen's military tradition, serves as a testament to the bravery and sacrifice of its citizens during times of conflict. Whether proudly displayed in a collection or worn as a badge of honor, this cross embodies the spirit of Bremen's enduring legacy and contributions to the tapestry of European history.

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