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Country: Germany
Grand Duchy: Mecklenburg-Strelitz
Established: The Cross for Distinction in War (Kreuz für Auszeichnung im Kriege) was established by Grand Duke Friedrich Wilhelm on 10 March 1871. It was reestablished on 11 August 1914 by Grand Duke Adolph Friedrich VI who also established the First Class version of the award on 1 January 1915.
Classes: First Class and Second Class
Cross for Distinction in War, 1st Class
During World War I, the Cross for Distinction in War was awarded in the Second Class to military recipients of all ranks for bravery and military merit. For repeated acts of outstanding bravery before the enemy, recipients received the First Class Cross.
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