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Old 11-18-2019, 04:00 AM   #8
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Originally Posted by Ferg 1 View Post
Broken cross is a shame but part of its journey !
The cross has been broken off intentionally as a recognition that the Kaiser had abdicated

It symbolizes that Germany was no longer a monarchy/ empire and that the crown no longer had ruling authority over the state/ nation/ armed forces. The original owner may have been a republican, socialist or communist ?

IMO it adds to the history and is something one sees on some original badges of that time,

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