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  1. Great Dane, Thanks for your comments. I did miss the dates on the QSA. I am not familiar with this particular medal. Regards, Gordon
  2. Definitely a fake. And a very poor one at that. Here is a real one for comparison along with a Kimberly Star. Regards, Gordon
  3. Mike, Too bad you missed reuniting the two. Regards, Gordon
  4. Mike, Be interesting to know who the successful bidder was. I followed this auction but decided not to bid. Too many other interesting items coming up. Never enough money for it all! Regards, Gordon
  5. Thanks for the explanation on the sister. I was curious about mention of her. Good luck in collecting all of the letter prefixes on these medals. There are certainly a lot of them! If you wish to do some further research on this group I have used dewald@nelantiques.co.za successfully on WWII and Boer War groups in my collection. Regards, Gordon
  6. Interesting group. I don't remember seeing a plaque with the medals before. I nice group to have. Regards, Gordon
  7. Jurgen, The picture is so small I an not tell what I am looking at. You should post Hungarian items in the eastern and Central European sub forum to get a better answer. Regards, Gordon
  8. Hi, If you enter UDF CAMP CULLINAN you will be able to find some info on Camp Cullinan such as the url below. Regards, Gordon http://samilitaryhistory.org/vol141jl.html
  9. 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
  10. 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 formation of the 162nd Infantry Regiment in 1897 - the Lubeck Regiment). The 34th Infantry Brigade of the division (Grand Duke of Mecklenburg) consisted of the infantry contingents of the Great Principalities of Mecklenburg-Schwerin and Mecklenburg-Strelitz. The Divisional Cavalry Brigade was the 17th (Grand Duke of Mecklenburg) Cavalry Brigade with two Dragoon regiments from Mecklenburg-Schwerin and at various times in its history attached to the Prussian cavalry. The 17th Artillery Brigade consisted of a regiment from Holstein and a regiment from the two great principalities of Mecklenburg. No. 34. Infantry brigade.  Mecklenburg Grenadier Regiment No. 89 (1668 people (in 1914), 204 killed in the Franco-Prussian War)  Mecklenburg Fuselian Regiment No. 90 (1694 people in 1870, 300 dead) 10/01/1867  Mecklenburgisches Jäger-Bataillon Nr. 14 (794 people in 1870, 66 dead) cavalry brigade:  1. Mecklenburgisches Dragon-Regiment Nr. 17 (655 people in 1870, 25 dead)  2. Mecklenburgisches Dragoner-Regiment Nr. 18 (634 in 1870, 27 dead) Mecklenburgisches Feldartillerie-Regiment Nr. 60 (four batteries of 200 people each). In total, through complex arithmetic calculations, we find out that 5650 soldiers from Mecklenburg survived. How many awards were there? Science does not know this, science is not yet aware of the situation. If absolutely everyone was awarded, then 5650 crosses of both classes. Well, if, by analogy with the Prussian Iron Cross of 1870, the German army received 47,600 crosses for one and a half million, this is every 30th. Well, then the crosses were made there. Divide 5650 by 30, and we get 188 Mecklenburg crosses of both classes with the date 1870. That is, they made no more than one cross, but hardly more than five and a half thousand. For example, the Mecklenburg-Strelitz crosses were awarded on the battle ribbon in total 269. However, the Mecklenburg-Strelitz crosses were much less common than the Mecklenburg-Schwerin crosses in the First World War. So, maybe the proportion is the same here. What I don't know.
  11. 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
  12. Jannis, Interesting variations from Italy. Thanks for posting them. Regards, Gordon
  13. 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 arms? Regards, Gordon
  14. 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
  15. 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
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