Monthly archive for July 2018

Commemoration Medal for Volunteers of the Provence of Limburg

Introduction: The commemoration medals for the volunteers of the province of Limburg were issued between 1790 and 1793 to honor those volunteers from the Austrian Netherlands/Belgium province of Limburg who responded to the call to arms and who performed acts of heroism or who provided exceptionally meritorious

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Officer Bravery Medal 1917-1922 Part II

Introduction: In this blog I am going to conclude a discussion of the Bravery Medal (Tapferkeitsmedaille) as issued to officers in 1917 with the image of Emperor Karl on the obverse. The Bravery Medal as a decoration had existed since it was first established by Joseph II

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Lieutenant-General Hermann Ritter von Speck

  Hermann Ritter von Speck was born on August 8, 1888 in München.  During the First World War he fought in various battles on the Western Front.   On September 7, 1914 at Gellenoncourt:   “Leutnant Speck, der Abteilungsadjutant der II./3. b. Feldartillerieregiments hatte bei einem Erkundungsritt festgstellt, daß

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