This is a German WWI/WWII medalbar with the following medals:
- Iron Cross second class from World War one
- Kriegsverdienstkreuz ohne Schwerter (War Merit cross without Swords)
- Hanseaten Hamburg cross
- Frontkämpfer Ehrenkreuz with swords (indicating actual frontservice in the trenches of WWI).
- Treue Dienst 25 Jahre cross
The whole bar is in excellent condition, very tidy sewn (you cant life the medals from the back). If worn at all, then only very lightly or sporadically. It has been stored really well.
The bar as a whole reads as a soldier from the 2.Hanseatisches Infanterie regiment Nr.76 from Hamburg, who participated in World War I and earned the Iron Cross, for this service got in 1934 too the Frontkämpfer Honor Cross with swords as a commemorative medal for frontservice in WWI. At the time of the outbreak of World War Two he wasn’t the youngest anymore, probably in his (early) 50’s and earned the Kriegsverdienstkreuz (war Merit cross) without swords for “war important duty but not being in contact with the enemy). In the meantime he got around 1938 the Treue Dienst cross for 25 years loyal service, for a civilian job (duty) he did non stop for 25 years. Probably because of age he did not participate further in WWII as he was too old, there are at least no more medals present.
Simply an amazing medalbar in very good condition, which would make a great displaypiece or addition to a parade jacket/mannequin.