Iron Cross

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The original 1813 version of the Iron Cross
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Iron Cross (plural Iron Crosses)

  1. (military) (formerly) the second highest military decoration of Germany, under the military order of the Pour le Mérite, or the cross pattée shape of this decoration.
    • 2013, Gordon L. Rottman, World War II Allied Sabotage Devices and Booby Traps, Bloomsbury Publishing (→ISBN), page 56:
      Germans marked booby-trapped areas with black-and-white signs, bearing an Iron Cross symbol or a death's-head.

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