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  1. Very beautiful! Thanks for showing, Matthew!
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    EKII Spange document group

    A very nice grouping! The documents seem to be in a pristine condition. Best, Nicolas
  3. Hello, I have a few questions regarding the Romanian Faithful Service Medal/Cross. What was the difference between the medal and the cross? Was it given out after rank? How could german soldiers get the Romanian Faithful Service Medal instead of the Cross? Serving behind the front? Thank you very much, Nicolas
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    Ribbon Bars with Finnish Awards

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    Hello, I am looking for german ribbon bars with finnish awards. Preferably with devices. Please write me a PM, if you have any for sale. Thank you very much All the best, Nicolas


  5. Hi, Fritz Johann Ludwig Lauffer was born on June 5, 1868 in Berlin. His military career began on February 1, 1888 with the entry into the Field Artillery Regiment No. 29. On January 1, 1894 Lauffer was transferred to the Dragoon Regiment ¿König¿ (2nd Württ.) No. 26 in Ulm, the was transferred to Stuttgart in July of the same year. Due to its excellent riding characteristics he got from 1897 to 1899 a command at the military riding institute in Hanover. Lauffer then returned to his old regiment back to Stuttgart. There he led the 5th squadron as successor to Duke Robert of Württemberg. Lauffer was commissioned by the Inspector of the Prussian Cavalry v. Kleist was appointed to a commission in Berlin in 1911 and 1912. In 1913 he was promoted to Major. When General Liman von Sanders was commissioned to lead a military mission for Turkey, this Lauffer requested for the Turkish Riding School at the Military Cabinet. At the end of February 1914 Lauffer traveled to Constantinople and became commander of the officer riding school. In the Ottoman Empire Lauffer also experienced the beginning of the First World War. He first came to the Palestinian front and became Governor of Jerusalem and commander of the front section from Nablus to Gaza. He then led the right wing on the Sinaifront at El Arisch, where he feigned various advances against the Suez Canal. In the fall of 1915 he left the Orient and returned to Europe. First Lauffer was used in the 25th Reserve Division in Serbia. After Christmas, the division was transferred to the Argonne, but remained behind the front. At his own request Lauffer was repeatedly used as a battalion commander and combat troops commander in Reserve Infantry Regiment No. 83 used. On August 6, 1916 Lauffer was appointed commander of the 2nd Reserve Uhlans Regiment, shortly thereafter intended to represent the wounded commander, Lieutenant Colonel Grimm, the Reserve Infantry Regiment No. 236. This regiment fought after the detachment from the Somme Battle in Champagne, later in Verdun, Ripont and Soissons. Due to the death of his son Hans Joachim Lauffer, who had also served in the Reserve Infantry Regiment No. 236, in fighting for the place Vailly on August 3, 1918 Lauffer took a longer holiday. During this time he experienced the end of the First World War. After the war Lauffer was first commander of the Dragoon Regiment No. 26. Later, he was ordered to the so-called "hanging commission", which had the mission to say goodbye to all officers who went over the budget of 100 000 men's army. Due to disagreements with the country commander Major General Otto Haas Lauffer was dismissed in May 1920 from military service. He then founded as a riding instructor and horse expert rural and urban riding clubs in Württemberg. 6000 members of these clubs he led to the seizure of power of the Nazi Party 1933 SA-cavalry. Lauffer became the group rider leader of SA Group Southwest. In the spring of 1937 he resigned. Fritz Lauffer died on 4 November 1941 in Stuttgart
  6. Hello, Is anyone in posession of this ranklist? There was a thread here in the forum once but I cant find it anymore. I am interested in the pages which cover the Generalhauptführer-Generalführer. All the Best, Nicolas
  7. Thanks. I guess I'll need to find a photo of the bar in wear.
  8. Hello, I already have this ribbon bar in my collection for a few months and always thought about an ID. The owner must have been a high ranking person. I am thinking it may could have been a DRK-Generalhauptführer because of the last three decorations? Any chance to ID this bar? Best regards, Nicolas
  9. Thank you! Do you know the units where he served during WW1?
  10. Thank you so much Paul! Do you have anymore information about him?
  11. Hello, what do you think about this ribbon bar? Could it be IDable? I think the third ribbon could be BMV4XmKr and the fourth ribbon a BMV4X. The sixth ribbon looks like the Swedish Order of Swords to me. The silver swords and the different blue stripes rule out an Austrian Order of the Iron Crown. The ninth ribbon could be a pre-war BMV4. Best regards, Nicolas
  12. Hello, thank you very much for the pictures and the information! Best Nicolas
  13. Good evening, I am looking for information of Generalmajor Karl Geißler. This is all I know so far: Karl Geißler was born in Landshut in 1858; his father Georg Geißler was the director of the audit office Passau. After graduating from the Humanistic Gymnasium in Passau he joined the military and was mainly active in Kgl. Bayer. 16th Infantry Regiment. He was the Garisson commander in Passau and commander of the military prison Veste Oberhaus. Thank you very much! Best, Nicolas
  14. Hello, Recently I noticed that many photos from the "Ribbon Bar Devices Gallery" made by Rick Lundström disappeared. I really enjoy the gallery and it is a very valuable research tool. Is there any chance to restore the photos? Best, Nicolas
  15. They could have belonged together once.