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1914 Iron Cross 1st Class

  POUR LE MERITE
   The Blue Max

Pour Le Merite, The Blue Max

 

 

 

ORDRE POUR LE MERITE  
(the famous "Blue Max")

   The military cross of the Ordre pour le Mérite  was Imperial Germany's highest decoration for valor. This blue and gold neck order has long been considered one of the most beautiful decorations ever designed. 
   Although the order was discontinued after 1918, those who had earned this coveted distinction proudly wore it the rest of their lives. Among the famous World War II personalities to do so were Hermann Göring, who won his flying with the Richthofen Geschwader, and Erwin Rommel, whose military daring as a young lieutenant resulted in the capture of over 1000 Italian soldiers at Caporetto in 1917. The last man entitled to wear the Blue Max was best-selling German author Ernst Junger, who earned his in the trenches of the Western Front and died in 1998 at the age of 101.
Our reproduction is gold-plated with fired blue enamel on both sides, like the original 

Pour Le Merite
The Blue Max
GRR282....$25.95  




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