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  1. Afghan Order of Glory, established in 1982 and abolished ten years later. Regards
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  2. The explanation for the rough finish of the MVK2 that started the thread is not that it was immersed in water. The explanation was provided in my two postings above along with relevant photographs of other crosses that fall into the same classification... namely, Gussfertigungen aus Geschützbronze (cast crosses made from captured enemy artillery pieces.) As stated, these genuine, period-original, CAST crosses range from mediocre looking to crappy looking. But they are 100% original to the period. I don't know why I bother writing anything in my posts because some peop
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  3. The Major with the Annaberg Cross is Major Horadam (Freicorps Oberland)
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  4. Marked with color (circled the location of the regiment) green - more than 140 crosses per regiment light green-from 120 to 140 crosses per regiment light brown-from 100 to 120 yellow - from 80 to 100 pink-from 60 to 80 orange - from 40 to 60 red - from 20 to 40 empty field (black circle on the map) - from 0 to 20. The first mass-scale in terms of the number of Mobilization Crosses awarded is the border green-light green-light brown belt of the Russian-Serbian and the red - black belt, which tends to zero, is the rear one. That is, the most decorated regiments on
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  5. The answer is no. The medals you've posted (from left to right) are for 10, 20 and 30 years of loyal service. These medals were awarded not only for service on the open seas, but from 1981 onwards, for service on inland waterways. The clasp at the top is called an Ehrenspange für treue Dienste in der Seeverkehrswirtschaft und der Binnenschiffahrt and was awarded to women after 35 years of loyal service and to men after 40 years of loyal service. This clasp was awarded not only for service on the open seas, but from 1981 onwards, for service on inland waterways.
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  6. Dr Hans Thomsen was a German Diplomat and lawyer ,the facto one of the first lawyers in the Diplomatic career . born 1891 in Hamburg dead in 1962 Hamburg. he served in Oslo, then as viceconsul in Milan and Neaples , he served also in Genever as adjoint to the german representation in the League of Nations, returned to Germany was later send to Washington DC were fom 1938 to 1941 was charge of affaires ,de facto Ambassador. because of the recall of Ambassador Dieckoff . once returned to Germany he was send to Sweden as Ambassador and stay there until the end of the War.he was not charged in th
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  7. Also posted this on the Lippe-Detmold topic but, these will work to revive this one, as well - Lippe 2nd Type Leopold Order, 3rd Class with a Red Eagle 4th and a Russian 1904/05 Red Cross Medal. A really unusual combo.
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  8. Thank You ! Grunwald Cross order 2nd class
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  9. Thanks Odulf for the additional information, especially the information about the silver cord border. Cheers, Larry
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  10. Simius Rex, I, and many other forumites, read your writing and learn from it. Thanks for your input my friend. Cheers Herman
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  11. Today I got my first order of the red star. It has the number 2151441 I'm very happy to have one of those medals. I really like the weight and look 😊😇🥰
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  12. Yes, I forgot to mention that I was busy selecting your award documents for the order of the knight. It was discussed on the profile forum and the number was recognized as correct, native.
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  14. What you say Larry, rare indeed, thanks for sharing!
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  15. Let's think logically. The commemorative Czechoslovak medal for 25 and 30 years of physical education with three stripes was issued in 1978. On the presented bar there is no ribbon of the medal "60 years of the Soviet Army", that is, this year he was neither an officer nor an ensign. The bar was assembled after May 15, 1988. Yes, it is possible to assume that the cavalier served on the territory of Czechoslovakia in the period from 1976 to 1980 and for participating in some competitions he was suddenly awarded a ministerial civil medal, but there are a lot of" minus signs " for
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  16. Hi Just found this : Leutnant d. R. Konrad Kayser from IR 105. Received Saxon Merit order knight cross 2nd class with X and HOH3X From Dresdner Nachrichten 7 November 1918 Christophe
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  17. Over a year ago, I spotted a train guard wearing enamel ribbons on his uniform - a trio of Golden Jubilee, Diamond Jubilee, and Cadet Forces Medal. He was a bit startled when I asked him which of the Cadets he'd been involved with, without mentioning the ribbons at all!
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  18. I agree, top photo. Cheers, Larry
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  19. Nice photo. This is why photos are so important. They show that regulations were not always followed regarding uniform insignia. Cheers, Larry
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  20. Together with his comrade captain baron von Troschke he saved on the 28th of November in 1880 a boy from drowning in the Berlin river Spree. For that rescue both officers of the Garde-Füsilier-Regiment were honoured with the Prussian live saving medal on the 9th of April in 1881.
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  21. JohanH is absolutely correct. It is a die-stamped, gilded brass, M1941 Controspallina for the black tunic or evening gala tunic of an Ufficiale Inferiore of the MVSN's Administrative Branch. .
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  22. Hello! It's from Italy. With the symbol of the MVSN (Milizia Volontaria per la Sicurezza Nazionale) //Johan
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  23. Taking a break from the Sea front. Here are a few photo's from the French perspective. French alpine soldiers from the 157th RIA (Regiment d'Infanterie Alpin) in a trench near in front of Bois de Mort Mare near Fleury June 7th 1915. Machine gun team of the 287th RI posing with their M1914 Hotchkiss, Aisne 1915 Photo from the same album. Hi there, Indeed thats a lot more accurate
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  24. Folsdrum, Thank you so much for the additional information on the coastal sectors. I hadn't previously studied or known of the shelling and fighting which occurred in these areas. Thank you again for your input. As well, Graham and Bayern, thank you for the additions! Regards, Joel
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  25. Does anyone have a complete list of von Bergmann's awards? I never knew he was this well decorated.
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  26. Very old thread but heres my offering to it!picked it up on eBay,no marks on the back just a brass plate and pin. iv a other enameled 14/15 ribbon some where just can't find it
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  27. Сержант (позже капрал) Уильям Смит 3/3133 служил в 8-м батальоне Черной стражи, которому командовал полковник лорд Семпилл. В истории полка телесный с таким фамилией числится полковником-ординарцем. The star of 1914-1915 (for being in the theater of military operations in a certain time period) was issued for a sergeant (SJT), and the medals established later for participation in the war were already issued for a corporal (CPL). Скорее всего, звезда выдавалась по «загрузочным» листам (спискам выезда) для отправки во Францию, when he was a sergeant, а медали уже выдавались по об
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  28. Abreviations from Stammliste des Marine-Sanitäts-Offizierskorps 1918
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  29. It is an Austro-Hungarian (Austrian) patriotic badge.
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  30. Turkish order and medal ribbons prepared by me. Demir
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  31. There a lot opportunities,e.g. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orders,_decorations,_and_medals_of_the_Soviet_Union look at the Order For Service...3rd Grade ...also Czechoslovak Sport medals For Building of Socialist Physical Culture are with the same ribbon ...etc.
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  32. Now I mainly focus my collection on Blood Orders and Golden Party Badges. When they can be attributed or come with documents it's even better !
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  33. This version is less common, the numbers are recessed This is a common version, digital bulge
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  34. Hi, I have to say that purple enameled example in posts 20/21 is amazing! Please don't shoot me, but what exactly is it please?? Here's my small contribution - something from the lower end of the spectrum I'm afraid. Regards Mike Obverse...
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  35. Absolutely someone else's" left " tape, should be pure red in this place.
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  36. You also have the Russians bringing back many of their old civilian/military medals that were abolished after the Communists had come to power, plus some of their Communist medals have been kept; however, the red ribbon for those medals have been replaced by the white, blue, red ribbon of the today Russian flag and have been renamed. I am sure that many of those people who were conquered by the Russians (the Poles, the Baltic States, the various states in Asia, the Caucasus countries, etc.) still have collective bad memories of what those Tsarist Russian medals represent. Finally, you don't
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