Paul R

EK 1914 My new non-combattant medal bar

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Hi Guys,

yes, top bar is missing a 25 oakleave to the 1870 non-com EK. I bought this bar years ago out of the "thrash box" of a dealer who ripped the device to sell it separately.

BTW, I could ID the original owner; Oberstabsarzt Doctor Bernd Kiesewalter.

Best regards

Daniel

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A very rare and personalized peice. Knowing what you do, I would be proud to own it!

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Here are two non-combattant bars with a Hohenzollern or Prussian veterans' association award.

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And another:

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Any opinions on which award it might be?

Many thanks in advance,

David

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ID: 55   Posted (edited)

Two NC ribbon bars with the Hindenburg Widow's Cross?!?! :cheers:

The rarest of the rare!!!

Edited by Paul Reck

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My latest bar (thanks to Christian L)

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Let's not forget..... the Brunswick EK2 equivalent.... Non-Combattant of course!

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Perhaps a better perspective on Brunswick & Prussia?

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And just to compare ;>)

Here's the Combattant pair:

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beautiful!!

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My only non-combatant ribbon bar.

Kjell

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Wow!!

I LOVE it! Classic frack to a uniformed WW1 vet. NICE!

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A bit in the past this... but anyone got any since then?

Best

Chris

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ID: 65   Posted (edited)

Reverse. Note the small ring on the cross.

Edited by Bernie Brule

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  • There are some interesting medals in there. Have you been able to track down any of the two original owners?

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  • There are some interesting medals in there. Have you been able to track down any of the two original owners?

No Paul,

I just know the medals.

Researching is still a blind spot to me. I shouldn't know where to start.

Greetings,

Poulton

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Here are two of mine.

Poulton.

Hello Poulton;

That bar on the left is really great. The swords on ring arrangement on the Herzog Carl Edward medal is a rather uncommon and only came out in 1935!

You sure do turn up the bars with rarer medals on them.

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Does anyone know whether a second EK II would be given for someone who merited it in combat as well as having an NC?

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The quick answer is no. Usually a soldier got either a state medal or a pat on the back for additional bravery. A step up to an EK1 was a bit of a leap the lower ones ' rank, but it did happen. Also, to fill the gap some units gave out Honor Diplomas, which sometimes had unofficial medals with them, much like challenge coins here in the USA today.

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