The Iron Cross & The Knight’s Cross

The Iron Cross

The Iron Cross is probably one of the best known military symbols and medals in the World. It was first established in 1813 during the Napoleonic Wars, it was re-established in 1870 during the Franco-Prussian War. In 1914 and 1939 it was re-established again for the World Wars. The 1939 included the Knight’s Cross of the Iron Cross as well. In this video you will learn it’s history, design features, criteria, uniform identification, positioning, numbers of awards and much much more


Credit to : Military History Visualized