German/Prussian Military Awards


The German Army drew on the highest aspects of Prussian military tradition, which brought with it the award of ancient Prussian military crosses which symbolised the backbone of Prussian Imperialism. These Medals have been awarded not just to Generals and Admirals, but also famous air aces, more common officers whose standards for leadership and bravery have been seen as a shining example for all who might follow.  The Iron Cross has been in existence for nearly 200 years, the Pour Le Merit nearly 300.


Iron Cross     - Awarded to Germany's Bravest The Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves
Blue Max 
- For the Merit - For decisions of high strategic importance The Hohenzollern House Order
Hohenzollern House Award
- Awarded for Outsanding continued service in leadership. Hohenzollern House Award

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