The Iron Cross was a military decoration in Prussia,
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The 1939 Iron Cross

and later the German Empire and Nazi Germany. It was awarded to those who fought for the sake of Prussia,German Empire and the Nazi Germany. Although there are some civilians who are awarded with the Iron Cross for performing military actions. It was also awarded to high ranking officials of the Third Reich. The Iron Cross shows the bravery of a German military official.