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Double Dragon for Marine-Generalarzt Dr. Oskar Nenninger

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Thank you for these scans Glenn!

Yes, very strange situation we have with these Erinnerungsmedaille and Verdienstmedaille.

And no illustrations around...

Very unfortunate!

Regards,

Nick

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I guess there will always be challenges from second and third translations from the original Chinese, especially with going back to old texts.

The badges we've seen on this thread bear the Chinese characters "Gong Pai" or "Merit Badge" in English. Silver "Gong Pai" badges or "medals" were previously awarded to Qing soldiers especially after the Taiping Rebellion. So the medals here are a natural successor to these early decorations.

So the medals here are Military Merit Medals, NOT "Commemorative Medals". The later Republic would institute a number of Commemorative Medals and this practice continued under the Nationalists, e.g. Presidential Inauguration Medals, World War 2 Victory Medal, etc.

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So the medals here are Military Merit Medals, NOT "Commemorative Medals".

The real question is why german source used two different names Erinnerungsmedaille and Verdienstmedaille ;)

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Intermediate results

Currently we have photos of two classes (both have pretty stable features)

In cold

Pattern

Same story ;)

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In silver

Pattern

Same class, but in gold (???)

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