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Question: What was the German equivalent of our Congressional medal of honor!?
Where can I find a picture of it!? Thanks!.Www@QuestionHome@Com

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Ehrenkreuz der Bundeswehr für Tapferkeit is the highest in Germany!. It means Bundeswehr Cross of Honor for Bravery!. During World War 2 The highest military award was the Star of the Grand Cross of the Iron Cross!. However this medal was awarded to the greatest German general that won victory!. The Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross was awarded to recognize extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership!. After World War 2, The star and knight's cross were ban because they are engraved with the Nazi symbolsWww@QuestionHome@Com

I assume you mean Germany in WW2!.

The highest decoration was the the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Golden Oak Leaves, Swords and Diamonds!. It was awarded only once, to Hans Ulrich Rudel!.Www@QuestionHome@Com

Iron Cross, or Blue Max!.

Presently today, The German Army today has no awards for courage, only for attendance!. The painful debate here over reviving the famed Iron Cross to fill that gap underscores how distant Germany remains from normality when it comes to the military!.Www@QuestionHome@Com