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    Ok then.

    I would like to thank Emery for giving us this space for sharing pieces of military history we may have. Be it uniforms, medals, documents what have you please feel free to post. Any and all eras are welcome.
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    You are certainly welcome, Mike!

    I too have a keen interest in miliaria, but I know next to nothing of the hobby and collections. I’ll post what little I have, and hopefully you or someone can help me identify them! I particularly like the idea of individual threads per item, so that we can talk specifically about them individually in a series of posts per thread subject.

    In the meantime, I know just enough to recognize the Iron Cross.... and Unless I miss my guess, the 1914 designation means it’s a WWI medal? ...or did they use the medal beyond, and ‘1914’ is just the originating date of the award?

    I have no idea what the second one is, but I would assume Infantry.
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    You are right on both counts, the Iron Cross is WW1 and the 1914 date is the date of reissue of the medal.

    The other medal is a black wound badge for 1 to 2 wounds.

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    Oh my, I had no idea that was a wound badge....kind of their version of an American, Purple Heart? ...just badge, no ribbon?

    Were their badges considered medals? ...or simply, badges?
    "If everyone is thinking alike, then somebody isn't thinking." - George S. Patton.

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    The Iron Cross is a medal and the Wound Badge a badge.

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