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A Tour through the Romanian Military Museum.

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Over the next few days I will be adding pictures

from my visit to the Romanian Military Museum in Bucharest on the 18th March 2010:-

Sorry for the glare in some of the pictures, many were taken through glass display cases.

Tunic for a Soldier in the Army of Moldova 1848 /49.

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The first medals you come across as you take the tour.

3 Silver (Russian?) medals on Black & White ribbons.

Kevin in Deva. :cheers:

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Model of the "BRANDVAHTA" early ship of the Romanian Navy.

Tunic of a Sub-Lieutenant of Artilery of Moldova 1848 / 1849

Eppulates are for a Major Moldova 1848.

Kevin in Deva. :cheers:

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Left to Right:-

Lt. Ist Infantry Regiment "Wallachia"

Private Ist Infantry Regiment "Wallachia"

1830 Private Inf Battalion Moldova

Sub-Lieutenant Infantry Battalion Moldova.

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Kevin in Deva. :cheers:

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Left to Right:-Dorobanti Lieutenant 1860.

Engineer / Pioneer.

Lancer circa 1861

Chasseurers Lieutenant circa 1861

Kevin in Deva. :cheers:

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Officers uniform from the Ioan Cuza Reign

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alexander_John_Cuza

Kevin in Deva. :cheers:

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FOREIGN DECORATIONS CONFERED ON ROMANIAN OFFICERS

DURING THE SECOND HALF OF THE 19th CENTURY.

Kevin in Deva :cheers:

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A Officers Uniform from the "Calarasi" Regiment.

A portrait of:-

GENERAL ALEXANDRU CERNAT,

Romanian Minister for War 1877.

Kevin in Deva. :cheers:

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Romanian Order of the Star of Romania and

Military Virtue Medal, 1st Class.

Decorations belonging to:-

Major IARCA LEONIDA,

Commander of the 1st Battalion, 5th Infantry Regiment.

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The Medal Bar of:- 2ND Lieutenant ION GHEORGHE MARASESCU

participant in the GRIVITZA Battles of the Independence War.

Left to Right:-

1. Romanian Military Virtue Medal 1 Class in Gold / Gilt.

2. Romanian Order of the Star of Romania.

3. Imperial Russia Order of St. Stanislaus*.

4. Romanian "Crossing the Danube" Cross 1877/78

5. Romanian Victory Medal for the Independence War of 1877 / 78.

6. Imperial Russia Commemorative Medal for the War against Turkey.

* The Saint Stanislaus Order has some damage between the arms of the Cross.

Tunic for a Lt-Col "Calarasi" Regiment of Militia.

Kevin in Deva. :cheers:

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The medals of:- Captain MOISE GROZA

Staff Officer of the Romanian 4th Division.

The Order of the Star of Romania.

The Romanian "Crossing the Danube" Cross of 1877 / 78.

Imperial Russian Order of Saint Anne.

Kevin in Deva. :cheers:

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Thanks for these great pictures. I dearly wish I could see rear views of the tunics and coats to see the trim and skirt pocket details. Maybe next time?

The tunic is a musician's - couldn't be an officer.

Thanks again.

MC

Model of the "BRANDVAHTA" early ship of the Romanian Navy.

Tunic of a Sub-Lieutenant of Artilery of Moldova 1848 / 1849

Eppulates are for a Major Moldova 1848.

Kevin in Deva. :cheers:

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You know, on E-Bay you can always see photos of Bulgarian military from the late 19th-century through WWI, but never any Romanians. Why might that be?

MC

My one Romanian possession: My link

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Thanks for these great pictures. I dearly wish I could see rear views of the tunics and coats to see the trim and skirt pocket details. Maybe next time?

The tunic is a musician's - couldn't be an officer.

Thanks again.

MC

Hallo Mark, :beer:

thank you for your comments, the identification of the Romanian tunic items is noted from the printed description in the museum display cases, I can only note what I see on my annual visits.

Many of the tunic items are displayed face outwards and it is not possible to see the rear of the tunics.

There is another building in the Museum complex which houses and extensive collection of Romanian uniforms from the Royal Romanian Period on manequins, but I believe many were specially made for display purposes and are not original to the specific period items.

Your pictures are fantastic,great medal bars on display, but, as with many paper / picture items it is very hard to obtain 100% complete period items, I have seen many pictures obviously ripped from books to sell individually :banger: and many others in very poor condition.

Please feel free to check out my thread on the "Ghosts of Bellu Cemetery" I posted many pictures that I photographed from Romanian Military Officers Gravestones that you might find interesting.

Kevin in Deva. :beer:

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These awards are attributed to:-

Sergeant PAUL LUCASIEVICI

CALARASI 3 REGIMENT,

who provided for OSMAN-PASA Security.

1. Romanian Order of the Star of Romania.

2. Imperial Russia Commemorative Medal for the War with Turkey.

3. Romanian "Crossing of the Danube" Cross of 1877 / 78.

4. Romanian Victory Medal for the 1877 / 78 Independence War.

5. Imperial Russia Saint George Cross for Bravery.

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Medals and decorations attributed to:-

Colonel GRIGORE CANTILI,

Commander of the 1st Brigade, Romanian 4th Division.

1. Romanian Military Virtue Medal, 1st Class in Gold / Gilt.

2. Romanian Order of the Star of Romania

3. Imperial Russia Order of Saint Vladimir*.

4. Romanian "Crossing the Danube" Cross of 1877 / 78.

5. Romanian Victory Medal for the Independance War of 1877 / 78

6. Romanian Officers 25 Year Service Medal.

7. Imperial Russia Commemorative Medal for the War with Turkey.

* The Russian Saint Vladimir has lost part of the swords between the arms of the cross.

Colonel GRIGORE CANTILI, Neck Order of the Star of Romania.

and his damaged Italian Order of Saints Maurice and Lazarus*

*It is noted in the Book:-

"FOREIGN DECORATIONS IN THE PATRIMONY OF THE NATIONAL MILITARY MUSEUM"

published in 2005 that General Grigore Cantilli received this award.

Kevin in Deva. :beer:

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Close-up of the Italian Order, with its obviouse damage. :(

The awards of:-

Major STEFAN MATEESCU,

Commander of the 1st Battalion, DOROBANTI 1st Regiment.

1. Romanian Victory Medal for the Independence War

(showing the rear, and on the wrong ribbon.)

2. Romanian Military Virtue Cross, II Class, Silver.

3. Romanian "Crossing the Danube" Cross of 1877 / 78.

Close up of Number 1:-

The rear of the Victory in the Independance war of 1877 7 78 is shown,

it is however on the wrong ribbon.

Kevin in Deva :cheers:

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The Medals of:- Major GEORGE STEFANESCU

participant in the Independance War of 1877 / 78.

1. Romanian Order of the Star of Romania.

2. Romanian Order of the Crown, the Civil version awarded in time of peace

mounted with the reverse to the front.

3. Romanian "Crossing the Danube" Cross of 1877 / 78

4. Romanian Victory in the Independence War of 1877 /78 Medal*

5. Romanian Officers Service Medal for 18 - 25 years

6. Imperial Russia Commemorative War with Turkey Medal.

* all Romanian Victory Medals for the Independence War of 1877 /78

were originaly gilted, with time, and handling many have lost the gilt application.

Kevin in Deva.

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Breast Order of the Star of Romania.

With damage to the Arms of the Cross.

Also included in with the Romanian Order of the Star were these items.

The Cross with Ladies bow was awarded to Nurses for their work with the wounded of the Independence War of 1877 /78.

Kevin in Deva. :cheers:

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