German WWI Commemorative War Cross with Swords for Prussian Veterans Association 1914-1918-Beautiful white enamel cross with bronze gilt and black enameled accents. In very good condition, with only slight corrosion on one tip of one of the sword hilts. The enamel is still bright, and the colors are striking, with minimal scratching and wear. There is some wear to the red on the Imperial eagle, but overall, in very good condition, and a stunning award.
History: The Prussian War Cross was instituted after the end of WWI by the Prussian Veteran's Association. With the inscriptions Preussens Tapferen Kriegern (To Prussia's Brave Warriors"), Welt Krieg 1914 1918 and Preussisches Kriegs Erinnerungs Kreuz (Prussian Commemorative War Cross). This is an unofficial award of the period of the Weimar Republic and just like the majority of such awards of the period, it had to be privately purchased by the recipient.