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  1. Well described, that convinced me. Indeed the bands hanging out of the Bulgarian crown seem to support the illusion. Thanks!
  2. Thanks al lot for your kind comments! According to the entry in Meyers Konversationslexikon(1905) they discarded the wearing of weapons and only accepted the military-service when being forced. I guess they might have been sort of a source of unrest within the armed forces, why some generals/officers or other deciding authorities might have disliked them. Or they just were discriminated because of their beliefs. But all that is pure speculation. The book cited in the article "Der Nazarenismus" by Szeberényi might give answers. But apart from that, I wouldn't understand why a
  3. Thanks for confirming, if someone is able to contact the author from the text on the OMSA-Website, would be great (i don't have an account there, if no one does I maybe create one) That is also why I couldn't believe this was actually true, it would definitely have been a great surprise to me. (and I would have felt deeply ashamed for the authorities.)
  4. Update: Maybe those people are meant: (Meyers Konversationslexikon 1905)
  5. @Christian1962 Regarding the troop cross discussion. If you look into the "Verordnungsblatt für das k. u. k. Heer / Normalverordnungen / 25. Stück / 6. Juli 1918 S. 129ff" you find the "Statuten und Durchführungsbestimmungen für das [...] Karl-Truppen-Kreuz" https://alex.onb.ac.at/cgi-content/alex-day?aid=kkh&datum=19180706&seite=5&zoom=33 There you find on page 6 "Ad §3 Punkt 1." "8. Anspruch auf das Karl-Truppenkreuz haben:" and then under the letter n) (on page 8) "n) An Nazarener darf das Karl-Truppen-Kreuz nicht verliehen werden" (That
  6. Well, yes, i have to admit something like "1. Komp" or just "1. K" would definitely make more sense. That it is the cross 1st class shouldn't be that hard to remember.
  7. It could be "F. Richter, 1. Klasse", but that's pure speculation
  8. Looking through the list again, I think that George IV was the only non-catholic ever to become a member of the Austrian branch. Definitely an interesting topic to dig into, if not someone already has.
  9. Thanks for your answer. I know about the division of the order and that lot's of non-catholics got the spanish one (including Kaiser Wilhelm II, who always wore his spanish one like it was the austrian one 😄) But George IV is in the austrian(!) list of recipients (the one on Wikipedia) https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liste_der_Ritter_des_Ordens_vom_Goldenen_Vlies#19._Jahrhundert_2
  10. That leads me to a question, I recently asked myself. I always thought only catholics can be part of the order. But looking through the list of recipients, there is King George IV of Great Britain (number 880). Was there any rule I don't know of?
  11. What do you think about ebay-sellers, who sell single pages out of albums, or even worse, cut it into pieces like this one. https://www.ebay.at/itm/40-FAB404-Foto-Zerschossener-TANK-53-sudl-Marcoing-Dezember-1917-ca8-4x5-8/265045694637?hash=item3db5f458ad:g:FfAAAOSwLitgEyl0
  12. Interesting... one can see he simplified the "r", but ornamented the one at the end of his name, which makes is look like a "d"; the U-Haken was unfortunately connected here with its "u", making it look like a "r" and the only difference of "s" and "ß" in his handwriting is, that he starts the next letter with a downstroke, when he means "ß" and the "I" and "J" looks identical in his handwriting.
  13. Still looks quite good actually, those things are robust. Thanks for sharing!
  14. Now I am curious how an EK looks, that was carried around in a pocket for a whole life...
  15. Looking at it again I have to to admit its not Grenadier-Regiment Nr. 8, but Grenadier-Regiment „König Friedrich Wilhelm IV.“ (1. Pommersches) Nr. 2; sorry for that. Do You find a connection to this regiment? The litzen of both regiments look similiar. Regarding foreign awards I can add to laurentius, that it was also common practice that, when foreign persons got an award, they got one class higher, than if it was a local person. That's why there are so many pictures with people having a foreign neck decoration, but no local one. And comparing Wilhelm II with Tsar Ferdinand... hm...
  16. He's wearing the uniform of the Leib-Grenadier-Regiment „König Friedrich Wilhelm III.“ (1. Brandenburgisches) Nr. 8. Over some time Kaiser Wilhelm II reissued lots of the old Frederician embroideries, that were put around buttons, for the collars of different uniforms Things like these from the old coats The most well known is of course the one that was granted the generals uniform: The variety of German imperial uniforms (the whole variety of German militaria) is just enormous, which makes collecting and researching so much fun.
  17. That's cause there were 2 different writing styles taught in Germany (the wohle German Sprachraum actually - including Austria, Switzerland etc.) Both in printed texts and handwritten ones. Everything in German was written in the German font, everything in romance languages in Latin font. For printed German text a gebrochene Schrift (broken font) or blackletter ist used, for printed text from a romance language a runde Schrift (round font) is used, the Antiqua (which it is the dominant today) They were very strict with this, even germanised words from romance languages were set in An
  18. I took the picture from the website of the Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg (maybe I should have named the source; they put it in public domain by the way, which is nice) https://sammlungonline.mkg-hamburg.de/de/object/Graf-von-Eulenburg/P1976.857.952/mkg-e00136665?s=*&h=0&f[]=subjectActor%3AEulenburg und Hertefeld%2C Philipp zu They named it to Philipp zu Eulenburg, what I took over here. But You are right, also from looking at photographs of both I think it is clear it is in fact August zu Eulenberg.
  19. I overread that he had the red eagle 4 with swords. That makes it clear, it is the war ribbon. I guess he got it in 1866? I think it is better to not link the black-white war ribbon only with the Iron Cross in our minds, but as its own entity, cause it was there before (first with PlM?, the Ordre de la Ordre de la Générosité had a full black ribbon to my knowledge.) and only happens to be the iron cross ribbon, cause it is a war-only decoration. Was the jerusalem cross only worn as full decoration on the Überrock, cause I never saw a picture with only its ribbon being worn on it
  20. He had an EK2 Here the 1903 ranklist entry Edit: Ah sorry, that's not his entry but that of General der Kavallerie Hermann Freiherr von Vietinghoff genannt Scheel (1851--1933) mentioned also in the other thread. Is it possible to delete this post?
  21. The text is: Sent to: Hedwig Dellbrügge Düren Moltkestraße(? not 100% sure) 32 Iserlohn, 30.11.18 Sehr geehrtes Fräulein! Seit einigen Tagen gut in Iserlohn, wo wir jedenfalls noch länger bleiben. Ich erlaube mir Ihnen diese Karte mit meinen besten Grüßen, auch an Ihre werten Eltern & Frl. Schwester zu senden Ergebenst ??? rough translation: Dear young lady (miss)! Since some days good in Iserlohe, where we gone stay longer. I take myself the liberty to send You this card wi
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