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I posted the other day about researching a family member from Prussia.  I finally found him in the lists as the Kmdt of Koblenz u. Ehrenbreitstein in 1891.  I can translate most of the words, but could some please decipher the awards for me?  They make no sense to me at all.

 

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I thought I had found a photo of my late ancestor but have since realized that the decorations do not match the Prussian army list.  Not to mention one award was introduced after his death.  Here is the photo of a currently unidentified Prussian officer.

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Your General is Generalmajor Richard v. Cretius, commander of 2. Garde-Feldartillerie-Brigade around 1905.

Regards

Glenn

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But, in case you are interested.........:cool:

Here is General-Lieutenant Heinrich Graf zu Rantzau (pictured as an Oberst). You can clearly see the Mecklenburg Griffin Commander as his lowermost worn neck decoration in this shot.

Regards

Glenn

 

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Many thanks Glenn!  Is there a way I could get a decent copy of that picture for myself?  It will be a shock to reveal to my mother that she has had an incorrect photo on her desk for decades.

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The image comes from his entry in Kurt v. Priesdorff's "Soldatisches Führertum". The scan is already at 600 dpi but I can send you a larger copy of it plus some biographical stuff in German. Please pm me with your email and I will do that.

Regards

Glenn

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7 hours ago, Glenn J said:

The image comes from his entry in Kurt v. Priesdorff's "Soldatisches Führertum". The scan is already at 600 dpi but I can send you a larger copy of it plus some biographical stuff in German. Please pm me with your email and I will do that.

Regards

Glenn

I tied to PM you Glenn but the system says you cannot receive messages.

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organized? - Yes, our Gründlichkeit ist unübertroffen all over the world :D

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