06 June 2017

Uniform Trivia

Would a WW1 German officer wear both a Blue Max and an Iron Cross around his neck?


  1. The Iron Cross was worn on the tunic front. Hermann Goring wore his Blue Max along with another medal (one of the higher grades of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross) around his neck, but that was Goring.

  2. Wikipedia says that only the Grand Cross version of the Iron Cross was worn around the neck, the lesser versions were pinned onto the tunic either directly or via ribbon: Wikipedia.


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