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Crimson Cross by macinator Crimson Cross by macinator
Sometimes called the Maltese cross, the Iron Cross (German: das Eiserne Kreuz) is a military decoration of the Kingdom of Prussia, and later of Germany, which was established by King Friedrich Wilhelm III of Prussia and first awarded on 10 March 1813. The Iron Cross is only awarded in wartime. In addition to the Napoleonic Wars, the Iron Cross was awarded during the Franco-Prussian War, and the First and Second World Wars. The Iron Cross has not been awarded since May 1945. It is a military decoration only — civilians are ineligible.

The Iron Cross originally was the symbol of the Teutonic Knights (a heraldic cross pattée) and the cross design (but not the specific decoration) has been the symbol of Germany's armed forces (the Bundeswehr) since about 1870.
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DAEMON-HUNTER6544 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2010
LOOKS LIKE THE INSIGNIA OF THE HEER THE GERMAN ARMY OF WW II
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HELGHAST42191 Featured By Owner May 8, 2008
Um just asking, can i use your pic for a website im trying to make?
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macinator Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2008
Sure. No problem.
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HELGHAST42191 Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2008
Well, i tried to make own webysite and it didnt work, but thanks anyway!:D :D
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Wolf-in-the-Helmet Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2008   Digital Artist
I see what you're pointing out.
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charnybomb Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2007
i love maltese crosses!i use them all the time in my comics...been an avid fan of the symbol since,like..forever...:D
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