The Baltic Cross was a military decoration of the German Weimar Republic. It was created in 1919 by the Baltic National Committee (Baltische Nationalausschuss), the political representation of German-Baltic population of southern Livonia and Courland (roughly equivalent to parts of modern Latvia).


The Cross was awarded to officers, NCOs and men of the Baltic Landeswehr and voluntary groups who had fought in the Baltic states during 1918–19 for at least three months against the Bolshevik armies. A total of 21,839 Baltic Crosses were awarded. There is a misconception that two classes of this award exist, but in reality there is only one class. It is encountered as a medal and as a badge, and these are both acceptable forms of wear for this single-class award.

WWI German Baltic Cross


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