Commemorative Cross for the 1916-1918 War


Commemorative Cross for the 1916-1918 War Commemorative Cross for the 1916-1918 War
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General Description : Gilt bronze cross barbée, the arms hatched, on laterally pierced ball suspension.
The medal was instituted by Royal Decree on 8 July 1918 to be awarded to military and civilians for conspicuous service during the war of 1916-1918. Despite alliances with Germany and Austria-Hungary and a Royal House of German origin, Romania entered World War I on the side of the Triple Entente of Britain, Russia and France, swayed by the promise of Transylvania. German and Austro-Hungarian forces made rapid advances and the Romanian Army suffered devastating defeat. However, the War brought revolution in Russia, defeat for Germany and disintegration for Austria-Hungary and Romania gained not only Transylvania but also Bessarabia and Bukovina. The Cross is increasingly hard to find.
Front Description : the face with a central circular medallion bearing the crowned cipher of King Ferdinand.
Back Description : the reverse with a central circular medallion bearing the dates 1916-1918
Material Bronze
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