Austro-Hungarian

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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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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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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Military Merit Medal, 1911-1917, 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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Commemoration Medal for Volunteers of the Netherlands Provence

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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Bronze Military Merit Medal, 1890-1911

Introduction: The Bronze Military Merit Medal (Bronzene Militärverdienstmedaille), 1890-1911 is not at first glance a very important looking medal. However to the Austrian officer corps and to the empire it was a medal of substantial significance. This can be recognized when one considers that in the order

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Emperor Leopold II Silver Military Merit Medal for the Netherlands

Introduction: The Emperor Leopold II Silver Military Merit Medal for the Netherlands (Silberne Militarvberdienstmedaille Kaiser Leopolds II fur die Niederlande) was 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

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Ecclesiastic Merit Cross, Part II, 1859-1917

                      Introduction: The Ecclesiastic Merit Cross was issued from 1801 to the end of the empire in 1918.  They were issued to recognize distinguished wartime service by military Field Chaplains which involved personal sacrifice and or bravery

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Ecclesiastic Merit Cross, 1859-1918, Part I

Introduction: The Ecclesiastic Merit Cross was issued from 1801 to the end of the empire in 1918.  They were issued to recognize distinguished wartime service by military Field Chaplains which involved personal sacrifice and or bravery while ministering to the troops under fire or at the front.

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