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  1. love4history, I can not translate the document for you but there is a possibility that this woman either served with the Belgian Red Cross in hospitals in Serbia during WWI or worked with a Belgian organization to help support Serbia during the war. Regards, Gordon
  2. chechaco 1, I have used google translate to turn your post into English so that some comments can be made to your post. Welcome to the forum ваше сообщение на английский язык, чтобы к нему можно было добавить несколько релевантных комментариев. Добро пожаловать на форум. The 17th Division was one of the most mixed divisions of the German army, formed by merging the contingents of Hanseatic cities with the contingents of the Grand Duchy of Mecklenburg. The 33rd Infantry Brigade of the division consisted of contingents from Hamburg and Bremen (and until the
  3. Jannis, Very kind of you to offer to scan the book for me. I would be grateful for scanned copy of the book whenever you can find the time. Regards, Gordon
  4. Jannis, Interesting variations from Italy. Thanks for posting them. Regards, Gordon
  5. Jannis, Glad to hear that you have found a book that describes these awards. Would you please tell me the title of the book and where I could buy a copy. Perhaps I did not explain myself when I asked about the two awards pictured above. While they are the same shape they are not the same award. The painting in the medallion is different and one has the Jerusalem Cross in the arms while the other has two crowns and two double headed eagles. The cross with the crowns appears to be the Order of the Orthodox Crusaders. What is the other cross with the Jerusalem cross in the four
  6. Johannis, A question. I've posted two pictures from the emedals site. One clearly belongs to the Jerusalem Order. The other seems to be related to the Orthodox church in Greece. Perhaps you could explain the one that appears to be connected to the Orthodox church in Geece for me? Regards, Gordon
  7. Jannis, Good luck in your search. I hope that you get an answer from Jerusalem. If you are still trying to add to your collection in this Order and have not looked at emedals I would suggest it as one source. Regards, Gordon https://www.emedals.com/an-order-of-the-orthodox-crusaders-of-the-patriarchy-of-jerusalem-grand-cross
  8. Jannis, Thanks for the additional information. Your assumption that the older crosses did not have laurels and newer ones did seems reasonable. It would also seem that the medallion was also added at a later date. I found the following on a page in the Library of John F. Kennedy. It is interesting to note who bestowed this Knights Cross on Jackie Kennedy. Perhaps contacting the office in Jerusalem might help you resolve your question. https://www.jfklibrary.org/asset-viewer/archives/JFKSG/JFKSG-MO-1963-1711-2c/JFKSG-MO-1963-1711-2c Regards,
  9. Johannis, An interesting question. I would be interested in knowing the answer as well. Since you are in Greece have you enquire of the Orthodox church about this simple cross in relationship to the one with Laurels? Sorry for the question but I had to ask. I've posted a picture of the cross with laurels for comparison. Regards, Gordon
  10. Duncan, It takes some expertise in using a UV-Light when trying to date/authenticate medal ribbons. Or uniforms for that matter. Different results will be encountered depending on the age/period of the ribbon. Imperial, Third Reich or country. There are a number of styles of UV-Lights and they may give different results as well. Also, the purpose that the UV-Light was designed for. Here is a link to a site that discusses some UV-Lights. https://uvcanada.ca/?gclid=Cj0KCQjw0oCDBhCPARIsAII3C_G4l6M_knQpPwEIcYR0gg9Ls08kPI-k5YTPsxf0Qkx0zm1hrH_ifrUaAjA9EALw_wcB Before buying
  11. Gentlemen, I'd like to add a small comment here about Third Reich materials and their reaction to a UV-Light. About mid war more synthetic materials were used in cloth used in ribbon material and some other applications. This has led to a lot of confusion as to the accuracy of using a UV-Light to "date" a specific artifact. The solution seems to be a lot of experience in using a UV-Light on materials from many eras. Regards, Gordon
  12. ThaiDave, Great website and an excellent reference. Thanks for posting the link to your site. Regards, Gordon
  13. Bombarder, Interesting display. You are lucky to have shooting medals that can be attributed to an individual. The unnamed medals were used by all of the shooting clubs in Germany and could be awarded in any way the club chose. They can not be attributed to any specific event or competition unless that is indicated on the back. Regards, Gordon
  14. Utku, I buy from emedals but like any dealer you need to study their pictures to make sure that what they have for sale is what you actually want. Their prices are high but if you wish to return an item after you receive it they are easy to deal with. If you want comments on the crss you wish to buy from emedals why not post a link to the cross here. Regards, Gordon
  15. Arnhembobby, I only found one James Cochrane listed in the Library and Archives and it is probably not your man. Here is the link to him at the LAC. https://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/discover/military-heritage/military-medals-1812-1969/Pages/item.aspx?IdNumber=17294& I am not well versed in this medal but one way to trace those who were awarded bars for the the Fenian Raids is through their applications for the bounty paid to those who served. This link will lead you to two applications from men who served in the Militia Regiment of Kings County Nova Scotia. This
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