Austro-Hungarian

Attachments, an interesting story of embellishment, Part II

Introduction In this blog, which is the second part of the series on attachments I will review the history of the war decoration attachment to the Orders and decorations of the Austrian and the Austro-Hungarian Empire. You may wish to view the blog on the first part

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Military Merit Cross, First Class

Introduction In this blog I am going to discuss the Military Merit Cross, first class in some detail. Readers may wish to review the previous blogs I have published on the Military Merit Cross prior to reading this one. The previous blog titles are: Five Military Merit

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Attachments, an interesting story of embellishment, Part I

Introduction In this blog I thought I would begin a review of the history of the attachments to the orders, medals and decorations of Austrian and the Austro-Hungarian Empire. This will be the first part of a five part series on this topic. For the purpose of

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Military Merit Cross, Second Issue

Introduction At this time I thought I would continue our discussion of the Military Merit Cross (Militärverdienstkreuz) by describing the second issue of the cross in some detail. As you may recall, (see blog post 4) the Military Merit Cross was established on October 22, 1849 and

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Viilliers en Couche Medal

Introduction When I started this blog one of my hopes was that from time to time a fellow collector would ask me to provide a detailed description of an Austrian or Austro-Hungarian award in which they had an interest but one that they had found difficult to

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The “War Ribbon”, a Concise History

Introduction to the “war ribbon” In this blog I am going to discuss the history of one of the two most common ribbons used to suspend Austro-Hungarian orders and decorations. Early in my collecting experience I realized that two ribbons were used for multiple awards. One is

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Military Maria Theresia Order, Commemoration Medals, Part II

This is the third of what will be a multiple part series of blogs on the Military Maria Theresia Order. Before reading this blog you may find it worthwhile to review the first two blogs in this series on the Military Maria Theresia Order. Also this blog

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Military Maria Theresia Order, Commemoration Medals, Part I

This is the second of what will be a multiple part series of blogs on the Military Maria Theresia Order. Before reading this blog you may find it worthwhile to review the first blog in this series entitled Military Maria Theresia Order. Also this blog on the

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Military Maria Theresia Order, Part I: Background and History

In this blog I am going to commence a discussion about the Military Maria Theresia Order (Militär-Maria-Theresien-Orden). This order, I think, can reasonably be described as one of the premier awards for bravery and exceptional military accomplishment. Within Austria and later the Austro-Hungarian Empire it was revered.

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Military Merit Cross, First Issue 1849

On this occasion, I thought I would continue our discussion of the Military Merit Cross by describing the first issue of the cross in detail. This is another example of the kinds of discussions we can have and will provide a chance to share information on this

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