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Looking for a list of: Generalfeldmarschall August von Mackensen,

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Gentlemen :beer:

as anybody got some information with regards: Generalfeldmarschall August von Mackensen, Medals and awards?

pictures appreciated.

Kevin in Deva :beer:

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LoL, you do not really believe these are all, hum? :P

Just some, he had many more. One might try rank lists, they should give most of them ...

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This photo is stamped "Nicht zur Ver?ffentlichung!" so i suppose it was an official photo that caught the old guy at the wrong moment... and somehow made its way to the public (ie. moi) years later...

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Great photos! Is that a collar to the Hohenzollern House Order? Amonst otherthings?

That is one awesome hat!

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Hi

Another photo of Mackensen in Konstantinople

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Ladies & Gentlemen :beer:

many thanks to you all for the contributions so far :jumping::jumping:

Kevin in Deva :cheers:

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Hi post 4 is a fantastic photo, never seen it before,

Alex

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additional colour photo from Ulstein Bild showing the old gentleman in 1944 with his Iron cross decs

regards

Alex

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Forget about using "Sports Stars" for advertising your products.

The original way was to use a real dyed in the wool Field-Marschal to endorse your products instead.

Kevin in Deva. :beer:

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He's not selling soap by any chance! :speechless1:

Alex

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He's not selling soap by any chance! :speechless1:

Alex

Hallo Alex :beer:

Not for soap but for a powder that you burnt in the fire to remove the build up of soot from the Chimney :ninja:

Kevin in Deva :beer:

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Gentlemen :beer:

as anybody got some information with regards: Generalfeldmarschall August von Mackensen, Medals and awards?

pictures appreciated.

Kevin in Deva :beer:

1914 Ranklist entry below. To these can be added:

  • Prussia: Pour le M?rite (27.11.14)
  • Prussia: Oakleaves to Pour le M?rite (3.6.15)
  • Prussia: Order of the Black Eagle (9.9.15)
  • Prussia: 1914 Iron Cross 1st Class
  • Prussia: Grand Cross of the Iron Cross (9.1.17)
  • Prussia: Royal House Order of Hohenzollern, Grand Commander with Star and Swords (29.5.15)
  • Bavaria: Military Order of Max Joseph, Grand Cross (4.6.15)
  • Bavaria: Military Merit Order, Grand Cross with Swords (31.3.15)
  • Saxony: Military Order of St. Henry, Knight's Cross (6.12.15)
  • Saxony: Military Order of St. Henry, Commander's Cross 1st Class (6.12.15)
  • Saxe-Coburg-Gotha: Carl Eduard War Cross (26.4.17)
  • Waldeck: Merit Cross 1st Class with Swords (30.3.15)
  • Hohenzollern: Princely House Order of Hohenzollern, Honor Cross 1st Class with Swords (22.11.16)
  • Austria-Hungary: Military Order of Maria Theresa, Grand Cross (26.3.18)
  • Austria-Hungary: Order of Leopold, Grand Cross with War Decoration
  • Austria-Hungary: Diamonds to Military Merit Cross 1st Class with War Decoration (28.11.15)
  • Austria-Hungary: Military Merit Cross 1st Class with War Decoration (6.5.15)
I'm sure there's more. That's just from the lists I have.

Edited by Dave Danner

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Dang . . . you beat me to it!

Edited by David S

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I must admit you also bete me to it, got most but not all of them. I'm sure there are more

Ottoman Empire

Order of Osmanieh Grand Cross

Imtiaz Medal

Alex

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some earlier pics

1. Kommandeur der 1. Leibhusaren

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3. late WWI

More information in : Theo Schwarzm?ller " Zwischen Kaiser und F?hrer" Generalfeldmarschall August von Mackensen, eine politische Biografie; dtv 2001; ISBN 3-423-30823-0

Greetings, Komtur.

Edited by Komtur

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:jumping: Wow!!! :jumping: So many GREAT pictures of this individual!!! Gents, Thanks for posting them!!!

:beer: Doc

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Lieutenant Mackensen.

I believe this shows him at a very early age, post 1870-71 with his EK2 for 1870.

Kevin in Deva :beer:

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Is it possible that the picture in Post #5 was taken at Kaiser Wilhelm's funeral? von Mackensen was a big supporter an monarchist and I have read he attended in full uniform.

He seems to have the same position of esteem as a von Richthofen, and Rommel.

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Ah, I never saw the original thread.

Edited by Daniel Cole

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