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  1. Nice examples shown so far Here's one from my own collection: these are the Kleinmann bars; the short one must have been one of his first bars and the double row set probably the last from ww2. Now we add in some photo's (cropped and zoomed in): these are some of the iterations he went through, starting with ribbons through a buttonhole and later changing to ribbon bars. Since there also is a 4 place ribbon bar with foreign awards -the one in the photo only shows German awards- somewhere in between the iterations he changed ribbon bars and only later combined his German and foreign awards into a longer bar. If there is an interest in the full photo's I can post these, and his other ww1 photo's (10 in total), in this or another thread. Best. Peter PS the longest Georg Veit bar is in my collection, but it's o.k. to show 👍
  2. His career from the Oocities website (link) Entered Army Service (01 Apr 1893) One Year Volunteer in the 132nd Infantry-Regiment (01 Apr 1893-01 Apr 1894) Fahnenjunker in the 132nd Infantry-Regiment (01 Apr 1894-01 Oct 1897) Battalion-Adjutant in the 132nd Infantry-Regiment (01 Oct 1897-01 Oct 1900) Court-Officer in the 132nd Infantry-Regiment (01 Oct 1900-19 Jun 1909) Detached to the War Academy (01 Oct 1903-00 Jul 1906) Detached to the Grand General Staff (22 Mar 1907-01 Oct 1908) Hauptmann in the 171st Infantry-Regiment (19 Jun 1909-17 Sep 1909) Company-Chief in the 171st Infantry-Regiment (17 Sep 1909-01 Oct 1913) Detached to the Grand General Staff (19 Jul 1913-15 Aug 1913) Assigned to the Grand General Staff and Detached to the General-Staff of the I. Army-Corps as Abwehr-Officer (01 Oct 1913-00 Aug 1914) Abwehr-Officer in the General-Staff of the 8th Army (00 Aug 1914-00 May 1915) Abwehr-Officer with the General-Staff of the Commander-in-Chief East (00 May 1915-00 Jan 1917) Abwehr-Officer with the Staff of the Chief of the General Staff of the Field-Army (00 Jan 1917-01 Oct 1919) In the RWM (01 Oct 1919-01 Apr 1927) Director of the Defence-Department (Abwehr-Abteilung) in the RWM (01 Apr 1927-30 Jun 1927) Retired (30 Jun 1927) Placed to Disposal (Army) (26 Aug 1939) In OKW/Office for Foreign Defence (Auslands-Abwehr) (26 Aug 1939-31 May 1943) Retired (31 May 1943)
  3. Dear all, Please see the attachments. These bars were sold first in a larger group and later auctioned separate over a period of time and I was able to reunite 2 of them. These are the ribbon bars to Feodor Bernd Grohe (1872-1948). I believe he was Oberstleutnant. These ribbon bars date to 1939 or after based on the West Wall medal on the last place. He is listed on page 278 of the Prussian Rankliste of 1914 with the 5th Badisches Infanterie Regiment Nr. 113. His listed decorations are: BZ3bmE - Baden Zahringer Lion 3rd class with oakleaves (mit Eichenlaub) BrH4 - Brunswick Order of Henry the Lion 4th class HSH3b - Saxe-Ernestine house order 3rd class I can't find him back in the 1925 Reichsheer Rank list. Does anyone have more information on him? Also a ribbon bar question: the Rank list shows him with the Zahringer lion with the oakleaves in 1914. Looking at the ribbon bars he appears to have received the Zahringer Lion twice, adding one with swords probably during the war. Should he not have had the oakleaves on the second Zahringer Lion ribbon? So the first ribbon with the swords and the second with the oakleaves? Any information is much appreciated. Best, Peter
  4. That's a very low number, thanks for the information Do you also have the numbers for the other classes? I reckon that unless some photographic or other evidence is going to surface we will never know who it belonged to....
  5. I can help you with some words more or less, hopefully others can add and/or correct me: [a firstname] Stier(?) Schütze seit dem 9/12/18. Dem [..] Truppenteil und [..] [..] am 31/3/20 im [..] und dem Reichswehrdienst(?) [..] [..] entlassen [..] [..] Stockach im Baden-Württemberg [a firstname] Stier(?) ist beschäftigt(?) beim Reichswehrabteilung(?) [..] im [..] [..] Dirigent(?) zeit [..] in der Reichswehrabteilung(?) [..] unterstützt und für gesund(heit)(?) [..] Mark 50 [..] und Mark 550 [..] 1 [..] mitgenommen(?) Infolge Heeresverminderung entlassen. Vereidigt 6/11/19 [..] [..] Frankfurt am Main [..] Müller Hauptmann und Kompanie Führer
  6. Thanks That full medal bar would be the icing on the cake 🙂 I'm keeping my eyes peeled
  7. Dear all, please see the attachments. I received this ribbon bar as part of a larger lot of ribbon bars and miniatures. I bought the lot because of a German bar, this British piece was for me a bonus of sorts. Since British military is not my main area of interest I struggled at first to identify the first 2 ribbons, but I think I have found what these are. My hypothesis is that the first 2 ribbons represent the Order of the Star of India and the order of the Indian Empire. I cannot find any other British medals and/or orders with a similar ribbon to the Star of India. Can anyone confirm? Also, if we are talking about the order of the Star of India, how many recipienst are we talking about? I cannot find much information on the numbers. I'm also missing the victory medal so my best guess is this is the first row of at least 2 rows... Best. Peter
  8. 1. Reihe von links nach rechts Kriegsgerichts[...] [...] Brück, Hauptmann Berghofer, Professor Lambinon (?), Major Hörl Frau Hardt zur Nieden, [...] Köberle, [...] Grams, Hauptmann Bergmann 2. Reihe Leutnant Berger, ich, Renz, Oberleutnant [...], Hauptmann [...], Rittmeister Graf Seyssel, Oberstabsarzt [...] Rundich (?), Leutnant Pabst, Leutnant [...], [...] [...] Zimmermann, Rittmeister Röckl Hopefully others can do some corrections and fill in the blanks and question marks. Best. Peter
  9. Dear all, I just found a bigger brother bar to the bar that has been originally posted in this thread, please see the photo's. I received the bar today. This bar took me more than 6 month's to acquire, a relieve it finally arrived. If it wasn't for this thread I would never have thought this was a viable and original combination so kudo's to the original poster I've also dug up and added Veit's entry in the 1914 rank list. Amazingly he is already listed with having received 12 awards by 1914 🙀
  10. Thanks for taking the time I'm short on the correct books, but I'm also keeping my eyes peeled for a copy of that book, I think the Roth's book should also be better available than the Ophaus one...
  11. The cross is marked "W" and 835 on the lowest arm of the cross. Here's also an image of the back of the bar.
  12. Hi Chris, no name unfortunately. I've been looking for a while for a copy of the 1936 book by Franz Josef Ophaus about the Prussian gold MMC to find out more but have so far not been able to find a copy.
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