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Lippe Detmold War Service Cross 2nd class for combatant

Lippe Detmold War Service Cross 2nd class for combatant

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Step into the annals of history with the War Service Cross 2nd Class from the esteemed Principality of Lippe-Detmold. This distinguished decoration, equivalent to the revered 1914 Iron Cross 2nd Class, epitomizes valor and gallantry on the battlefield. The obverse features a cross enveloped by a wreath, with the crowned cypher of Lippe-Detmold adorning the summit, while a symbolic rose, emblematic of the principality, graces the center, all underlined by the year "1914".

Amidst the chaos of the First World War, the War Service Cross served as a beacon of honor for those who braved the frontlines. Awarded to combatants for acts of bravery and service above and beyond the call of duty, this cross symbolizes the sacrifice and dedication of Lippe-Detmold's sons in the face of adversity. Each recipient bore this decoration with pride, a testament to their commitment to king and country amidst the ravages of war.

 As a tangible relic of a bygone era, the War Service Cross stands as a testament to the valor and sacrifice of its recipients. The combatant version, adorned with the correct white, red, and yellow silk ribbon, is a rare find, cherished by collectors and historians alike. Its very fine condition speaks to its careful preservation over the years, ensuring its legacy endures for generations to come.

Nestled in the heart of Germany, the Principality of Lippe-Detmold boasted a rich cultural heritage and a proud martial tradition. The crowned cypher of Lippe-Detmold adorning the cross serves as a reminder of the principality's royal lineage and its enduring commitment to honor and duty. Whether worn proudly on the uniform of a valiant soldier or displayed as a cherished heirloom, the War Service Cross embodies the spirit of Lippe-Detmold and its contributions to the tapestry of history.

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