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Hi all! This gentlemen found a nice but rarely (?) seen way to display his 8 Gefechtsspangen on the 70/71 Kriegsdenkmünze. Unfortunately the picture is not sharp enough to read them 😞 But a nice picture anyway! Taken very likely shortly after the issue of the Zentenarmedaille in 1897. Enjoy!

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WOW!

I thought it was only possible to get seven.  But somehow he must have "been there" and got that eighth bar. 

Don't misunderstand me....I think the photo and the eight bars are legit.  I just don't know what combination he was able to string together.   I do wish I could read those spange.

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On 15/10/2020 at 21:29, Claudius said:

WOW!

I thought it was only possible to get seven.  But somehow he must have "been there" and got that eighth bar. 

Don't misunderstand me....I think the photo and the eight bars are legit.  I just don't know what combination he was able to string together.   I do wish I could read those spange.

@Claudius that sounds really interesting - do you happen to know a source on the highest possible number of Gefechtsspangen one could theoretically reach? Cheers!

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5 hours ago, ArHo said:

@Claudius that sounds really interesting - do you happen to know a source on the highest possible number of Gefechtsspangen one could theoretically reach? Cheers!

It's not a regulation limitation.  I had thought it was just a limitation of how many battles a unit could have partaken in that would limit the number of bars a gent could earn.  Insofar as that, I was mistaken on the seven number.  A quick look at this matrix and I see there are two Army Corps that units within and could have a possible eight bars.

 

 

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