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  1. Hello Kornel, The title is "Prussian and Other Imperial German Award Statistics". Here's the cover: If you want the book, please write a private message to Paul C, I'm sure he will help you This book is great and very rare, so don't hesitate! Best regards, Albert
  2. Komtur - many thanks for your great post, especially for attaching the article on HHO!
  3. Dave - you're right, during WW1 lower grades of Red Eagle and Crown Order were not commonly awarded, while HHO was (well, of course if we say "common" about Order awarded only over 8000 times). Before the war, it was the other way round. The reason for this change is not known. Panzerpionier - sorry, right now I don't remember in which other book than "Aviation Awards..." vol. II we can read about HHO being an intermediate award to PLM.
  4. Dear Panzerpionier, It's true. It was rare that a PLM recipient didn't get Knight's Cross (or other cross) of the Royal Hohenzollern House Order first. During WW1 8291Knight's Crosses of HHO and 687 PLMs (plus 122 Oak Leaves) were awarded. A good example is Werner Voss. First he got Iron Cross 2nd Class, then Iron Cross 1st Class, later Knight's Cross of HHO and finally PLM (strangely no other awards). You can read about it for example in excellent Neal W. O'Connor's "Aviation Awards..." vol. II (Prussia). Cheers, Albert
  5. Thank you very much, Demir! So far I have "Ottoman Medals and Orders. Documented History". Soon I will buy the other books, including your!
  6. Hello Demir, In one of the pinned topics you recommend 3 other books on Turkish orders and medals. If I had all 4 books, do you think it's enough or do you recommend any other books? Cheers, Albert
  7. Guys, on the third photo we indeed see Manfred von Richthofen, but not on the right - he's on the left The guy on the right is Hans Klein. Cheers, Albert
  8. Hi, Germans captured some Whippets, two of them in running condition. They were only tested by German army, not used in battle. Of all captured tanks only British Mark IV tanks were used by them operationally. However, one Whippet was used by the Freikorps after the war. Albert
  9. Thank you very much, Walter. Guys, correct me if I'm wrong. There were: - 685 PLMs; - 2 PLMs with Oak Leaves awarded at the same time (for the Emperor of Austria and the King of Bułgaria); - 120 Oak Leaves awarded after PLMs. So there were 687 PLMs and 122 Oak Leaves in total.
  10. Dave, thank you, I know about this, but is it realiable? I'm interested in both a number of PLMs (in different sources from 685 to 691) and Oak Leaves to PLM (121-122? In Hamelman's book only 109 IIRC, but surely too few).
  11. Hello Gents, I know this question may look stupid for experts like you, because PLM is the most famous German order, but I found different numbers regarding how many PLM and Oak Leaves were awarded during WW1. Is it possible to say, without any doubt, what is the correct answer to this question? Cheers, Albert
  12. Hello Gents, my first post here I bought Neal W. O'Connor's opus magnum and was never the same again Imperial German military awards became one of my main hobbies (I'm generally interested in WW1, especially aviation, tanks and other armoured fighting vehicles). Recently I found out that there is a great book by Eric Ludvigsen on statistics regarding Prussian and other awards during WW1. Is there any chance to buy it? Cheers, Albert