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  1. Many thanks for the explanation. It helps a great deal.
  2. I know very little about the internal workings of the Greek Army in World War II, so I hope someone can enlighten me with some information. 1. How common was it for a man to be commissioned from the ranks? 2. How long would a second lieutenant stay in that rank during wartime?
  3. More information is always good. Thanks.
  4. PPCLI - Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry. Reynolds was with 102 Squadron, RAF, when he died (27 June 1918). He had previously been wounded (1916)
  5. Comoro Islands. Order of the Star
  6. Paul, Yes, named medals were issued to the next of kin. The Commonwealth War Graves Commission (www.cwgc.org) has a searchable data base. Medal Index Cards can be acquired through the British National Archives:http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/help-with-your-research/research-guides/british-army-medal-index-cards-1914-1920/ Ancestry.com worldwide services also provides access to MICs.
  7. Uniforms are not my area of interest, so can someone identify the items in the attached images. I assume, based on the bullion parts, that this relates to the Palmes Academiques, but who would wear this and under what circumstances? Age? A better image of the cap.
  8. Is there anyone who has copies of Thies and Johnson catalogs for their sales 3 and 4, and who would be willing to spend some time extracting some estimates for me, please? I need about 100 prices. T&J don't have these catalogs posted and the Invaluable archives don't include estimates for the unsold lots.
  9. Is there anyone who has copies of Thies and Johnson catalogs for their sales 3 and 4, and who would be willing to spend some time extracting some estimates for me, please? I need about 100 prices. T&J don't have these catalogs posted and the Invaluable archives don't include estimates for the unsold lots.
  10. Owain, Thanks for the info. I am functionally illiterate in several languages. From a hot and humid Washington, DC area. Jeff Floyd
  11. Can anyone tell me what this is? And its country of origin?
  12. A Legionnaire to Colonel Nickolai Nickolovitch Gladkoff, 20th Budapest Guard Infantry Corps. The citation and Col Gen Kotlar's were obviously written by the same person.. And his certificate. I now see that Gladkoff's documents have already been posted.
  13. The officer grade to Colonel General Leon[id] Kotlar, who received the HSU as chief of engineering troops in the capture of Berlin. And Kotlar's certificate.
  14. And another, Legionnaire grade, to Lt Colonel Fyedor Ivanovich Vinokurov, 117th Regiment, 23rd Infantry Division. And Vinokurov's certificate. A Legionnaire to Senior Lieutenant Kinlai Petrovitch Martinoff, Fourth Guards Army. This one at the low end of descriptive content. And Martinoff';s certificate.
  15. To add to the archive of Legion of Merit documents to the Red Army, here's the Truman citation to Major General George Matviyicha Solovyov, 38th Infantry Guards Division. And his certificate.