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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.
Tourists climbing Giewont often aim to end their trip at the summit, where a 15-metre iron cross was installed in 1901.
Double Agent: The Eddie Chapman Story BBC Four, 9pm The story of double agent Eddie Chapman, who integrated himself so successfully into Nazi Germany he was awarded the Iron Cross.
Instituted on September 1,1939 and first awarded on September 30, 1939, the Ritterkreuz des Eiseren Kreuzes (Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross) was the highest military decoration of the German military.
'Spoils of war.' 'Did Admiral Donitz have an Iron Cross?' enquired Issie, to cheer him up.
A Silver Cross B Iron Cross C Cobalt Cross D Gold Cross 3.
Blitzkrieg, sporting shades and a militaristic crew cut, came out waving a flag bearing the Iron Cross, a symbol associated with German military iconography dating back to the 19th-century Prussian army and, in contemporary usage, with white supremacy.
He was awarded both Second World War British medals and a First World War Iron Cross.
The story of a pilot who was awarded the German Iron Cross AND British war medals has emerged from an auction taking place on Tyneside tomorrow.
can lead serving on sides in The circumstances around how he received the 1914 Iron Cross, however, remain a mystery.
Llwyddodd carfan Hedd Wyn i gymeryd safle pwysig, adeilad tafarn yr Iron Cross oedd yn cael ei ddefnyddio gan y gelyn i gadw llygaid ar symudiadau tu hwnt i'r Gefnen.