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Title: First World War Iron Cross First Class
Authors: King Frederick William III of Prussia
Keywords: WWI
First World War
World War One
German Army
Iron Cross First Class
Bravery Award
Great War
Issue Date: 1914
Publisher: South Dublin Libraries Local Studies
Description: First World War Iron Cross First Class. The Iron Cross was instituted on 10 March 1813 by King Frederick William III of Prussia during the Napoleonic War. The Iron Cross was redesigned for issue during Franco-Prussian War of 1870-71 and again by Kaiser Wilhelm II on 5 August 1914 for use during the First World War. To be awarded the Iron Cross First Class, a soldier must have previously been awarded the 2nd class medal. It was worn on the left breast pocket.
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