HINDENBURG CROSS – COMBATANT’S. After Generalfeldmarschall (and Weimar Republic President) Paul von Hindenburg’s death, a series of three decorations was created and authorized for former Great War soldiers and their families. Its three classes were for combatants, non combatants, and families of those soldiers who had died during WW I. The combatant’s cross was bronze-toned and sported crossed swords through its center. The non combatant’s class was also bronze-toned, but lacked swords. The cross for the families of those soldiers who had died during WW I was black, and also lacked swords.
Today we offer a combatant’s version that is displayed on a short length of original red, white, and black silk ribbon. The reverse of the cross is hallmarked “G 11” for its manufacturer.