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Daniel Krause

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  1. It MIGHT be Lt d.R. Franz Schweitzer, the only Officer who got the Wilhelm Ernst Cross serving in MWK 221. Best, Daniel
  2. Fake news! If Rick said, Ludendorff did never smile, he did not!!! That are definetly photoshopped pics!! :-) Best, Daniel
  3. Hello Friends, As I sm a ribbon bar freak too, I would like to show you one of my favourites. It is a Godet made piece and was worn by Colonel Christian von Pentz, son-in-law of Field Marshal von Hindenburg. In WW1, the then-Rittmeister von Pentz served as Hindenburgs Adjutant. Best, Daniel
  4. Wow! Never heard of posthumous awards like that! Will check if I have anything more about him. I think it is possible, that the award was already done as he was still alive but the procedure took too long that that nice cross reached him in lifetime. BTW, 117 and 118 were both Hessen regiments and in the very same brigade, so a transfer was quite thinkable. Best, Daniel
  5. Hi Gunnar, thanks a lot! Albrechts were indeed handed out during the end of the war without being properly published. All the best and stay safe! Daniel
  6. @Gunnar, do You refer to Fischer or to Ammon? In my files I do not have an Albrecht for Ammon, but I have some "suspects" units for Mr. Fischer. Best, Daniel
  7. Its Karl Will. He commanded 2nd Reiter Regiment in the early 30ies. 3rd Ribbon is the Hamburg Hanseatic cross. Plain red is the Franz Joseph knight. Best, Daniel
  8. Claudio, I would not care for the 70/71 stuff. His more interesting career path was in the colonies... :-) Best, Daniel
  9. @ Paul R. would like to, but to research Soviet Awards - I have no sources at all... Best, Daniel
  10. Not really. It is just "normal" to get the lower ranking EK1 before you could get a way more higher award like a Crown Order 1st class. For a higher ranking active duty guy in WW1, an EK1 was as normal as anything. To give you some numbers, in the 1925 German Army were 720 Officers in the rank of Major and upwards. Only ONE of them did not have an EK1. There have been some rare cases directly after the beginning of WW1, as people like Ludendorff or von der Linde got immediately a plm for a quite extraordinary marit before they even got an EK2. But not anymore in 1915-18 Best, Daniel
  11. @1813, Nope. Only 3 high classes went to Austrians. Grand Commander Star with swords to Erzherzog Joseph Grand commanders with swords to Erzherzog Eugen und Friedrich. Thats the only 3 Hohenzollern with swords outside the German Empire. Best, Daniel
  12. Hello friends, Could you pls have a look at this OPW2? Quite early number IMO. Is that a genuine piece? best, Daniel
  13. Marine-Verordnungsblatt or Militär-Verordnungsblatt, published 22nd September 1915 Best, Daniel
  14. He's got even a Crown Order 1st class with swords as "retirement present", so for sure he received EK2 and EK1 before. As Paul already said, most likely he did not upgrade his medal bar and decided to wear the EK2 separately in the buttonhole. Best, Daniel
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