WWI Award Document Grouping to Officer Theodor Krahl


Condition: Excellent +

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Product Description: It truly is rare to come across a WWI Award Document Grouping to an Officer Theodor Krahl, let along five documents to the same soldier. Order of Albert Knight 2nd Class with Swords, dated 28.2.1917. Document has been folded and does have some foxing towards the bottom. Friedrich August Medal, In Silver, dated 14.5.1915. Document has been folded and does have some foxing towards the bottom. Kyffhäuserbund Medal, dated 2.2.1922. Document has been folded. Hindenburg Cross with Swords, dated 15.12.1934. Document has some slight foxing at the bottom and has a rust outline from where a paperclip was. Iron Cross 2nd Class, dated 5.3.1918. Document has been folded and has a rust outline from where a paperclip was. Overall the WWI Award Document Grouping is in excellent plus condition.




Historical Description: The various European nations, states, kingdoms, and empires in existence from the second half of the 19th century through the interwar period prior to 1939 issued an extremely wide array of medals, orders, and awards of all kinds. Awards were issued for military as well as for civil service. Some awards were bestowed for acts of bravery or some other specific individual merit. At the other end of the scale, were commemorative medals that were issued en masse to whole organizations, to recognize some special event or anniversary. The issue of medals and awards increased exponentially during the first World War, and many who fought in those years went on to have long medal bars that displayed their various decorations. Issue of medals for WWI service did not cease in 1918. After the war, the authority to bestow awards seems to have become a subject of confusion in some nations, with various veteran organizations issuing unofficial commemorative medals that were not state sanctioned. When the Third Reich period began in 1933, the very first award officially instituted was a commemorative medal for WWI veterans- the so-called Hindenburg Cross.


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