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iron cross

n.
A cross formed by two bars of equal length, crossing in the middle at right angles and expanding toward the ends, used especially as a symbol for the Prussian and German military.

Iron Cross

n
(Military) the highest decoration for bravery awarded to the German armed forces in wartime: instituted in 1813
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The chances are von Schoenvorts succeeded in getting safely back to Kiel and is strutting around with an Iron Cross this very minute.
No roof to the iron cross, no octagonal lantern, no frail, slender columns spreading out on the edge of the roof into capitals of acanthus leaves and flowers, no waterspouts of chimeras and monsters, on carved woodwork, no fine sculpture, deeply sunk in the stone.
The advertisements include a version of the American flag with a German eagle and iron cross in place of the stars, as well as a stylized imperial Japanese flag.
Nazi Movement Artifacts: Medals, Pins, Swords, Daggers, Ceremonial Helmets, Gas Chamber Valves, Nazi Flags, Iron Cross, SS Uniform Medallions and well over (100) Nazi Articles, Concentration Camp Arm Bands, Photos.
AN on-the-run World War I German POW, who gave his Iron Cross to a Llandudno baby before handing himself in to the British authorities became a top official in the Third Reich.
THE INCREDIBLE story of how a Conwy family ended up with a German PoW's Iron Cross has been revealed, as they seek to return the medal to the officer's family.
It is just the latest act of modesty for the pontiff who eschews any kind of luxury, wearing a simple iron cross and battered black shoes instead of the traditional papal garments and choosing to live in a priests' guesthouse rather than the papal palace.
In the shape of a tall canopied and pinnacled gothic cross, 62 feet high, and topped--like the subsidiary gothic memorials --with a version of the military Iron Cross, it is enriched with iron statues (by Rauch and Tieck) of knights, kings and angels, and bears the names of battles, in gothic lettering, culminating in Belle Alliance (Fig.
To begin with, Erica discovers some old artifacts, including an Iron Cross, belonging to her mother which leads her to divert her attention to learn more about her parent.
6 treatment plants are: Longueau Glisy - iron cross, Boves, St.
She was handed the Iron Cross by a thankful allied soldier for saving his life.
A fourth branch of the begonia family is the rex begonias, valued for their colorful leaves, such as the Iron Cross begonias.