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Here is August Möbus.  I am trying to remember if I've ever seen the Austro-Hungarian Militärverdienstkreuz worn as a buttonhole decoration by a German officer. Together with the Württemberg Militärverdienstorden with its wreath, it makes for a nice combination and an interesting photo, at least to me.

http://www.landesarchiv-bw.de/plink/?f=1-336731-1

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Hi in 707, 708, 709 and some other numbers you can find some curiosities as trifold ribbons, rare combinations and other nice stuff - also of prussian officers and later high decorated WW2 personnel. I have the most of that pics in my Bestand.

 

I have two pics with kuk war merit cross ribbon (and laurel wreath)

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51 minutes ago, ixhs said:

Hi in 707, 708, 709 and some other numbers you can find some curiosities as trifold ribbons, rare combinations and other nice stuff - also of prussian officers and later high decorated WW2 personnel. I have the most of that pics in my Bestand.

 

I have two pics with kuk war merit cross ribbon (and laurel wreath)

Württemberg trifolds are indeed another curiosity.

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Yes,  you can find them on pics around ~ 1900 or earlier - but sometimes also on pics of WW1 times.

A part of Württemberg did belong to Austria in former times - so may be that`s a reason for it.

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Seems to be a post war photo, as the VWA is "durchbrochen". I only know these as postwar Eigentumsstücke, but may well be corrected by more knowledgeable folks.

GreyC

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HI - here one of my collection.

I bought it especially because of his interesting "vita".

Bracher earned his GMVM early in 1915 as Lt. in IR 121 - later he got the MVO.  He was wounded several times. The pic shows him as 1st Lt. and with silvered wound badge - so it must have been taken in 1918.

In WW2 he was officer of 260 ID - my uncle Willy fought with them in russia.

He was POW in a russian camp till 1954 and high decorated.

Nice, that his bar is still existing.

https://wordpress.260id.de/?page_id=161

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