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Decorations from the collections of the Serbian museums

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I presume front page of the exhibition catalog.
Very nice miniature chain which consists of:
-Order of the Red Eagle (Prussia)
-Order of the Crown (Prussia)
-Order of St. Anna (Russia)
-Order of the Crown of Italy
-Albert Order (Saxony)
-Order of the Medjidie (Ottoman Empire)

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A beautiful story about that particular bread can be read HERE.

"There are many testimonies that confirm the huge respect that bread enjoys among the Serb people, as the protector of life in a higher sense. To this day, there is the story of private Aleksa Zdravkovic from Pirot, participant in all three wars from 1912 to 1918, who took his mother’s advice to heart and spent eight years carrying his first portion of bread as the lucky charm. During the long years of soldiering, Aleksa believed that the ration of tain and strong will of his mother offered him protection. The tain of Aleksa Zdravkovic is kept to this day in the Museum of Ponisavlje in Pirot as a symbol of endurance and resilience, not just of one man, but of the entire Serbian people."

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Photos from the exhibition "Treasury of Military Museum".


As you can see the exhibition was supposed to be open until 26th September. When I went the last day to see the exhibition and make some photos the doors were locked. I went inside the museum to see if someone can let me in and that's when I was told: "We decided to close the exhibition earlier, we already started packing everything." Really unbelievable!

Photo album from 1872, a gift to prince Milan from his officers.

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Weapons of the prominent participants in the Herzegovina Uprising (1875-77)
Petar Karađorđević's sabre
The future king of Serbia fought in the Uprising under the name Petar Mrkonjić (Петар Мркоњић)

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Weapons used in the Serbian–Ottoman Wars 1876-78 
M1867 Greene (?)
M1870 Peabody
Đurа Horvatović's uniform (Ђура Хорватовић), not from that period

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