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I have recently visited the Army Museum in Prague where the orders of the interwar Czechoslovak presidents are on display and I thought I should share with you the images of these orders.

 

 

Collar of the Order of the White Lion (Czechoslovakia)

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Grand Cross of the Order of Legion of Honour (France)

Awarded to Tomáš G. Masaryk in 1921 and to Edvard Beneš in 1922

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Uniform of the Order of Legion of Honour (France)

Attributed to Edvard Beneš

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Grand Cross of the Order of St Mauritius and Lazarus (Italy)

Awarded to Tomáš G. Masaryk in 1921

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Grand Cross of the Order of the Crown of Italy (Italy)

Awarded to Edvard Beneš in 1921

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Grand Cross with Collar of the Order of St Michael and St George (Great Britain)

Awarded to Tomáš G. Masaryk in 1923

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Grand Cross of the Order of the British Empire (Great Britain)

Awarded to Edvard Beneš in 1923

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Grand Cross of the Order of the Oak Crown (Luxembourg)

Awarded to Edvard Beneš in 1923

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Grand Cross of the Order of Leopold (Belgium)

Awarded to Tomáš G. Masaryk in 1923 and to Edvard Beneš in 1923

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Grand Cross of the Order of Charles III (Spain)

Awarded to Tomáš G. Masaryk in 1924 and to Edvard Beneš in 1924

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Grand Cross of the Order of the Republic (Spain)

Awarded to Tomáš G. Masaryk in 1935 and to Edvard Beneš in 1935

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Grand Cross of the Order of the White Eagle (Poland)

Awarded to Tomáš G. Masaryk in 1925

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Grand Cross of the Polonia Restituta (Poland)

Awarded to Edvard Beneš in 1925

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1st Class of the Honour Decoration for Services to the Republic of Austria (Austria)

Awarded to Edvard Beneš in 1926

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Grand Cross of the Order of the Redeemer (Greece)

Awarded to Tomáš G. Masaryk in 1927 and to Edvard Beneš in 1933

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Grand Cross of the Order of the White Eagle (Yugoslavia)

Awarded to Edvard Beneš in 1929

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Grand Cross of the Order of the Star of Karageorge (Yugoslavia)

Awarded to Tomáš G. Masaryk in 1920 and to Edvard Beneš in 1936

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Grand Cross of the Order of Three Stars (Latvia)

Awarded to Tomáš G. Masaryk in 1927 and to Edvard Beneš in 1927

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Grand Cross of the Order of the Chrysanthemum (Japan)

Awarded to Tomáš G. Masaryk in 1928

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Grand Cross of the Order of the Rising Sun (Japan)

Awarded to Edvard Beneš in 1928

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Grand Cross with Collar of the Order of Muhammad Ali (Egypt)

Awarded to Tomáš G. Masaryk in 1928 and to Edvard Beneš in 1928

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Grand Cross of the Order of the Holy Sepulchre (Vatican)

Awarded to Tomáš G. Masaryk in 1929

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Grand Cross of the Order of the Grand Duke Gediminas (Lithuania)

Awarded to Edvard Beneš in 1929

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Grand Cross of the Military Order of Christ (Portugal)

Awarded to Edvard Beneš in 1932

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Grand Cross with Collar of the Military Order of St James of the Sword (Portugal)

Awarded to Tomáš G. Masaryk in 1930 and to Edvard Beneš in 1933

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Grand Cross of the Order of the Eagle Cross (Estonia)

Awarded to Tomáš G. Masaryk in 1931 and to Edvard Beneš in 1931

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Grand Cross of the Order of St Charles (Monaco)

Awarded to Edvard Beneš in 1934

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Collar of the Order of the Aztec Eagle (Mexico)

Awarded to Edvard Beneš in 1935

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Grand Cordon (Special Class) of the Order of the White Elephant (Siam)

Awarded to Tomáš G. Masaryk in 1935

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Grand Cross of the Order of the White Elephant (Siam)

Awarded to Edvard Beneš in 1935

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1st Class of the Order of the Brilliant Jade (China)

Awarded to Edvard Beneš in 1936

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1st Class of the Order of the Propitious Cloud (China)

Awarded to Edvard Beneš in 1947

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Grand Cross of the Order of the Boyaca (Colombia)

Awarded to Tomáš G. Masaryk in 1937 and to Edvard Beneš in 1937

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Grand Cordon of the Order of Pahlavi (Persia)

Awarded to Edvard Beneš in 1937

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