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Military Merit Medal, 1917-1920, Part II

Introduction: The Military Merit Medal (Militärverdienstmedaille), 1911-1917 is not at first glance a very important looking decoration. However to the Austrian officer corps and to the empire it was a decoration of substantial significance. This can be recognized when one considers that in the order of precedence

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List of Recommended Great War Websites

Special thanks to Dwight Mercer / aka Borden Battery, CEF Study Group, Canada or sharing their  List of Recommended Great War Websites. Click here to download the PDF list  

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Military Merit Medal, 1917-1920, Part I

Introduction: The Military Merit Medal (Militärverdienstmedaille), 1911-1917 is not at first glance a very important looking decoration. However to the Austrian officer corps and to the empire it was a decoration of substantial significance. This can be recognized when one considers that in the order of precedence

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Great Military Merit Medal, 1916-1917, Part II

Introduction: The Great Military Merit Medal (Groß Militärverdienstmedaille), 1916-1917 was established to recognize the highest achievement in time of war or to reward outstanding service in piece.  This service was required to be greater than that recognized by the Silver Military Merit Medal but not warranting the

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Who knows where this medal was made?

I have been trying to identify this medal and others who were not able to help recommended your organization.  It looks to be Imperial Russian with a green and orange sash, white enamel cross pattee with green enamel center on both sides with a monogram and crown

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Napoleonic Bavarian Military Max Joseph Order Recipient Ignaz Freiherr von Hacke

Ignaz Freiherr von Hacke was born on September 22, 1788 at Neuburg an der Donau.  His father Alois Freiherr von Hacke was a Knight of the Order of Saint George.  On July 4, 1805 he was appointed as an Unterlieutenant to the 2. Linien-Infanterie-Regiment “Churprinz” (“Kurprinz”).  The

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Great Military Merit Medal, 1916-1917, Part I

Introduction: The Great Military Merit Medal (Groß Militärverdienstmedaille), 1916-1917 was established to recognize the highest achievement in time of war or to reward outstanding service in piece.  This service was required to be greater than that recognized by the Silver Military Merit Medal but not warranting the

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A Brazilian Order and Medal Collection

Order of the Rose with diamonds

 

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Commemoration Medal for Volunteers of the Netherlands Provence, 1793

Introduction: The Emperor Franz II established the Commemoration Medal for Volunteers of the Netherlands Provence in 1792 as a reward for those Dutch citizens who volunteered to serve in the allied forces or who had rendered support to the Austrian Army in the war against the French

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Military Merit Medal, 1911-1917, Part II

Introduction: The Military Merit Medal (Militärverdienstmedaille), 1911-1917 is not at first glance a very important looking decoration. However to the Austrian officer corps and to the empire it was a decoration of substantial significance. This can be recognized when one considers that in the order of precedence

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