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Hi everybody,

This morning I received the photo of Otto Martin and after looking carefully the photo I saw this. Can someone help me about this item please ?

Christophe

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Christophe,

Couldn't that be a "Garde Stern" on the pommel cap of the good general's M-89 IOD? Unusual place (I'm used to seeing them on the sword's hilt), but then "es gibt nichts das es nicht gegeben hat".

Regards,

Sandro

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Also, what badge is that next to his EK1?

it's an aeronautical sports badge. ring der nationalen kraftfahrt und luftfahrtbewegung (rkl)...one of those quasi-military sports organizations from the 20-30s

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Hi,

Our officer is wearing the Pour le Mérite and Cross of Liberty with swords of Finland.

Here is some close up

Christophe

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For comparison, and because it is a nice picture, here is an earlier Prussian-awards-only photo of Martin Otto, from the history of Reserve-Jäger Bataillon Nr. 4.

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Edited by Dave Danner

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I would say that it is a "Garde-Tag" badge. Machinewoven silk in an oval metall frame.

Slightly unusaul place to wear it, but...

Regards

jaeger7-de

 

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