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Nazi Germany - Star to the Grand Cross

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Nazi Germany - Star to the Grand Cross

Unread postby ijnfleetadmiral » Wed Apr 24, 2013 10:15 pm

I know it was never awarded, but there was one medal actually made. Could we include it on the medals page of the Third Reich section?
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Re: Nazi Germany - Star to the Grand Cross

Unread postby Sitmar-orke » Thu Apr 25, 2013 4:51 am

The chest of the Grand Cross of the Order of the Iron Cross was awarded to Hermann Goering.He was not officially ingredient of the Order.But Goering was a man of the baroque and in its appearancea "theater Soldier".Blücher was the star of the Grand Cross of 1815 and Hindenburg in 1870/71, so it had to have Goering also.He let himself make his medals separately at a jeweler and this also wore.Since it is not officially announced the star, you should not adjust him among the classes of the Iron Cross.

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Re: Nazi Germany - Star to the Grand Cross

Unread postby ijnfleetadmiral » Thu Apr 25, 2013 8:56 am

Goering was awarded the neck order of the Grand Cross, yes, but not the Star. The Star was never awarded in Nazi Germany. Only one example of the medal was made, and it was discovered after the war. Now on display at West Point, it was intended to have been awarded to the Third Reich's most successful general after Germany's ultimate victory. (IMHO, Rommel would've been a shoe-in for this, along with Von Manstein and Guderian, but it probably would've been claimed by Goering.)

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