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Of course Mackensen boasted that in old age he could still fit into his subaltern's uniform. He is my favorite Imperial field marshal. I have a couple of original photos of him inspecting units of the Kriegsmarine in the 1930's. I wonder what happened to his decorations.

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Good question. In some private undisclosed collection I bet !

Alex

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Oh yes, the painting is wonderful. He certainly is the epitome of a German Soldier

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Hello,

my grandfather does his basic military training in 1935 in Stolp/Pommern. His unit was the 5. Kavallerie-Regiment.

Mackensen was the chief of this regiment. This two fotos are from my grandfathers pictures.

I think, the wreath was laid down by Mackensen on Blücher monument in Stolp/Slupsk.

The first and the second company were the "Leibhusaren", the third was the "Blücherhusaren". Only the first and the second company carried the skull of the Leibhussaren between eagle and Korkade (oakleaves), this time.

Regards Andreas

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Hi Andreas,

Officer that appeared in both pics was Obst Richard Satow, Kmdr of Kav Rgt 5 33 to 37. He was later GenLt and Kmdt v Stettin. A rare bird he was to sight!

Cheers

Elwyn

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Hi Andreas,

Officer that appeared in both pics was Obst Richard Satow, Kmdr of Kav Rgt 5 33 to 37. He was later GenLt and Kmdt v Stettin. A rare bird he was to sight!

Cheers

Elwyn

Hello,

here is another pic from 1937 with Oberst Satow.

Regards Andreas

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This is GFM von Mackensen Coat of Arms.

What mean this latin phrase: MEMINI INITII? I have search answer but not find nothing. Google is not almighty yet... :cool:

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Hi Andreas.

MEMINI INITII = "Ich gedenke des Anfangs" > I rember the beginning

Uwe

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Hi!

Thank you Uwe!

I found it too in this book. I still belive in Google too :-)

Somebody have bigger version of this Coat of Arm? I'm interested. It's from book "Feldmarschall v. Mackensen . Festschrift zum 80. geburtstag" , Berlin 1926.

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husarhatmackensen.png

It's a very nice miniature, i like it. But as you can see, something is still missing. If you want to make a perfect thing then it needs radical researching...

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From Bulgaria: St. Alexander Order Grand Cross [with diamonds?] and swords thru centre and Military Bravery Order 2nd class [neck badge] --- possibly Military Bravery Order lst class [neck & pin back badge] Military Merit Order [grand cross with war decoration] as well.

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Just for fun, a colourised image of the man I completed a while back, Hope it's correct :unsure:

Alex K

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Bonjour,

After research Mackensen awards'list (Rangliste 1904, 1908, 1909, 1914) :

  • 1870 EK-II (octobre 1870),

  • Kriegsdenkmünze 1870-71 mit Spangen «Wörth»«Loigny-Poupry»«Le Mans»«Beaugency-Cravant»«Sedan»«Orléans» «Beaumont»,

  • Königlich Sächsische Offizierkreuz des Albrechtsordens, (before 1898)

  • 1870 EK-II mit Eichenlaub u. d. Jubiläumszahl «25» (1895),

  • Preussische Kaiser Wilhelm Erinnerungsmedaille 1897,

  • Preussische Offizier Dienstauszeichnung 1. kl,

  • Preussische Roten Alder Orden 2. kl mit Stern, Eichenlaub u. Krone, (before 1904)

  • Preussische Kronen Orden 2. kl mit Stern, (before 1904)

  • Königlich Preussischen Kreuz d. Komture des Hausorden von Hohenzollern, (before 1904)

  • Bayerische MVO 2. kl mit Stern, (before 1904)

  • Grossherzoglich Badische Komturkreuz 2. kl des Ordens vom Zähringer Löwen mit Eichenlaub, (before 1904)

  • Herzoglich Braunschweigische Komturkreuz 1. kl des Heinrich des Löwen Orden, (before 1904)

  • Grossherzoglich Hessische Komturkreuz 2. kl des VO Philipps des Grossmütigen, (before 1904)

  • Fürstlich Lippische Ehrenkreuz 3. kl des Hausorden, (before 1904)

  • Grossherzoglich Mecklenburgische Schwerin Grosskomturkreuz des Greifenorden, (before 1904)

  • Königlich Sächsische Komturkreuz 1. kl des Albrechtsordens, (before 1904)

  • Königlich Sächsische Komtur mit Stern des Hausorden d. Wachsamkeit Order vom Weissen Falken, (before 1904)

  • Fürstlich Schaumburg-Lippische Ehrenkreuz 1. kl des Hausorden, (before 1904)

  • Kommentur des Orden d. Württembergischen Krone, (before 1904)

  • Österreichische Grosskreuz des Franz Josef Orden, (before 1904)

  • Russische St Annen Orden 1. kl, (before 1904)

  • Türkische Osmanie Orden 2. kl, (before 1904)

  • Türkische Medjchidie Orden 1. kl, (before 1904)

  • Preussische Roten Alder Orden 1. kl mit Eichenlaub u. Krone, (before 1908)

  • Preussische Kronen Orden 1. kl, (before 1908)

  • Russische St Stanislaus Orden 1. kl, (before 1909)

  • Preussische Grosskreuz des Roter Adler Orden mit Eichenlaub u. Krone, (before 1913)

  • Königlich Preussischen Stern d. Komture des Hausorden von Hohenzollern, (before 1913)

  • Bayerische MVO Grosskreuz, (before 1913)

  • Grossherzoglich Oldenburgische Ehrengrosskreuz des Haus u. VO des Herzogs Peter Friedrich Ludwig, (before 1913)

  • Königlich Sächsische Grosskreuz mit Goldenem Stern des Albrechtsordens, (before 1913)

  • Grosskreuz des Orden d. Württembergischen Krone, (before 1913)

  • Preussische Jerusalem Kreuz,

  • Wiederholungsspange «1914» zum 1870 EK-II (1914),

  • 1914 EK-I (1914),

  • «Pour le Mérite» Orden (27 novembre 1914)(4739),

  • Österreichische Grosskreuz des Leopold Orden mit KD (1914),

  • Herzoglich Sächsische Grosskreuz des Sachsen Ernestinischer Hausorden mit Schwertern (27 janvier 1915),

  • Fürstlich Waldeckische Verdienstkreuz 1. kl mit Schwertern (30 mars 1915),

  • Bayerische MVO Grosskreuz mit Schwertern (31 mars 1915),

  • Grosskreuze des Orden d. Württembergischen Krone mit Schwertern (19 avril 1915),

  • Österreichische MVK 1. kl mit KD (6 mai 1915),

  • Königlich Preussischen Bruststern d. Grosskomtur des Hausorden von Hohenzollern mit Schwertern (29 mai 1915),

  • Bayerische Grosskreuz des Militär Max Joseph Ordens (4 juin 1915),

  • Eichenlaub zum «Pour le Mérite» Orden (14 juin 1915)(E149),

  • Preussische Schwarzer Adler Orden (9 septembre 1915),

  • Grosskreuz des Ungarischen St Stephans Ordens (25 septembre 1915),

  • Österreichische MVK 1. kl mit KD mit Brillanten (28 novembre 1915),

  • Ritterkreuz des Königlich-Sächsische Militär St Heinrichs Orden (6 décembre 1915),

  • Komturkreuz 1. kl des Königlich-Sächsische Militär St Heinrichs Orden (6 décembre 1915),

  • Königlich Sächsische Grosskreuz mit Goldenem Stern des Albrechtsordens mit Schwertern (15 décembre 1915),

  • Königlich Sächsische Grosskreuz des Hausorden d. Wachsamkeit Order vom Weissen Falken mit Schwertern (1915),

  • Fürstlich Hohenzollernisches Ehrenkreuz 1. kl mit Schwertern (22 novembre 1916),

  • Grosskreuz des EK 1914 (9 janvier 1917),

  • Sächsen-Coburg u. Gothaische Carl Eduard Kriegskreuz (26 avril 1917),

  • Preussische Grosskreuz des Roter Adler Orden mit Eichenlaub u. Scwertern u. Krone,

  • Grossherzoglich Oldenburgische Ehrengrosskreuz des Haus u. VO des Herzogs Peter Friedrich Ludwig mit Schwertern,

  • Fürstlich Reussische jüngeren linie Ehrenkreuz 1. kl mit Schwertern,

  • Bulgarische Tapferkeitsorden 2. kl,

  • Bulgarische Grosskreuz des St Alexander Ordens mit Brillanten mit Schwertern,

  • Bulgarische Grosskreuz des MVO mit KD,

  • Mecklenburgische MVK 2. kl,

  • Mecklenburgische MVK 1. kl,

  • Bremische Hanseatenkreuz,

  • Hamburgische Hanseatenkreuz,

  • Lübeckische Hanseatenkreuz,

  • Österreichische Grosskreuz des Militär Maria Theresien Orden (183)(26 mars 1918),

  • Ehrenkreuz des Weltkrieges 1914-1918 mit Schwertern (1934).

Einjährig Freiwilliger (1869),

Vizewachtmeister (5 octobre 1870),

Sekondeleutnant (3 décembre 1870),

Oberleutnant (9 juillet 1878),

Rittmeister (21 septembre 1882),

Major (15 octobre 1888),

Oberstleutnant (27 janvier 1894),

Oberst (22 mars 1897),

Generalmajor (18 avril 1900),

Generalleutnant (11 septembre 1903),

General d. Kavallerie (27 janvier 1908),

Generaloberst (17 décembre 1914),

Generalfeldmarschall (22 juin 1915).

If you have other infos, thank you in advance.

Crdl

Thierry

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Mackensen at work

What year was this photo? I wonder how often he wore only his uniform left the neck badges off.

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What year was this photo? I wonder how often he wore only his uniform left the neck badges off.

Von Mackensen as Commander-in-Chief of the 11th Army in Galicia in his quarters in the field. So it must be 1915.

Any photos/list of medals on his seldom-worn medal bar?

Some of few images i have seen where he wears ribbon bars. On his regular hussar uniform he didn't wore them. (Am i right?)

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There are post-war photos of him in full-dress where he appears to be wearing his medal bar but the resolution isn't good enough for me to make them out, except for the 1870 EK2.

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There are post-war photos of him in full-dress where he appears to be wearing his medal bar but the resolution isn't good enough for me to make them out, except for the 1870 EK2.

Can we see them? Resolution is not problem. Just want to see when and where he wearing it.

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Can we see them? Resolution is not problem. Just want to see when and where he wearing it.

Here is a link to a picture that shows a long, post war bar but the resolution is not good enough to see detail. It's typical of the photos I've found: too small to be useful.

http://no.wikipedia.org/wiki/August_von_Mackensen#mediaviewer/File:Bundesarchiv_Bild_183-L19106,_Doorn,_Beisetzung_Kaiser_Wilhelm_II..jpg

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Here is a link to a picture that shows a long, post war bar but the resolution is not good enough to see detail. It's typical of the photos I've found: too small to be useful.

http://no.wikipedia.org/wiki/August_von_Mackensen#mediaviewer/File:Bundesarchiv_Bild_183-L19106,_Doorn,_Beisetzung_Kaiser_Wilhelm_II..jpg

I know this photo. But i don't see ribbon bar there. My english is not good but maybe we think different things? Medal bar and ribbon bar. My mistake! But still i haven't seen post-war pictures where he wearing ribbon bar. Ribbon bar = whitout medals, only ribbons.

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yes, Mackenson is wearing his medal bar in this photo, the ribbons over the medallions. I am interested in finding out which medals he wore on this medal bar or earlier medal bars.

I know this photo. But i don't see ribbon bar there. My english is not good but maybe we think different things? Medal bar and ribbon bar. My mistake! But still i haven't seen post-war pictures where he wearing ribbon bar. Ribbon bar = whitout medals, only ribbons.

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