BACKGROUND: Instituted on December 13, 1916 by Emperor Karl I of Austria/Hungary and awarded for a minimum of twelve weeks of service, regardless of rank, that had served at the front. There were 651,000 awarded.

PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION: The pateé cross with laurel wreath, is marked to the front with an Austrian and Hungarian crown above the letter "C" (Carolus), along with the words "Vitam Et Sangvinem" (With Life and Blood) and date MDCCCXVI (1916). The opposite side has the words "Grati Princeps et Patria, Carolvs Im. Et. Rex" (A Grateful Prince and Country, Karl, Emperor and King). It is suspended by a ring on an alternate red and white striped silk ribbon. Of Note: This medal’s design is based on the the ‘Cannon Cross’ – ‘Kanonenkreuz’ of 1813-1814

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