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Similarly, if he got the First Class in WW1, and won it again in WW2, he got a clasp to display over his WW1 cross.
The WW1 Iron Cross, like the ones for the Franco-Prussian and Napleonic Wars, were Prussian-only, although sometimes conferred on generals and royalty of Prussian allies.
So in WW1, the non-Prussian states of the German Empire had equivalents of the Iron Cross.
Like the Duchy of Brunswick's War Service Cross https://derrittmeister.com/product/brau ... ombatants/
And the Kingdom of Bavaria's Military Merit Cross for enlisted and https://military.wikia.org/wiki/Militar ... _(Bavaria) and Military Merit Order for officers.
Anyway, did getting any of these "count" as the equivalent of a Prussian Iron Cross for purposes of getting an Iron Cross clasp in WW2?