MEDAL BAR – ONE-PLACE – HINDENBURG CROSS WITH SWORDS FOR COMBATANTS. 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 are offering a combatant’s version that is displayed as a one-place medal bar. It is set against a red, black, and white parade-wrapped ribbon. The backing on its reverse is made of black felt. A pin is attached for wearing it on a suit coat or a tunic. Its overall condition is very fine.