Austro-Hungarian

Red Cross Decoration, Part III

Introduction: In this blog I am going to discuss the Red Cross Decoration (Ehrenzeichen vom Roten Kreuz), officer cross with war decoration in some detail. Readers may wish to review the previous blogs I have published on the Red Cross Merit Star and Red Cross Decoration first

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Commemoration Medal for Volunteers of the Netherlands Provence

Introduction: In this blog I am going to discuss the Commemoration Medal for Volunteers of the Netherlands Provence (Erinnerungmedaille für Freiwilligeaus der Niederländisch Provinz). This decoration was issued during the reign of Franz II to reward for Dutch citizens who volunteered to serve in the allied forces

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Red Cross Decoration, Part II

Introduction: In this blog I am going to discuss the Red Cross Decoration (Ehrenzeichen vom Roten Kreuz), first class in some detail. Readers may wish to review the previous blog I have published on the Red Cross Merit Star prior to reading this one. The previous blog

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Emperor Leopold II Silver Military Merit Medal for the Netherlands

Introduction: In 1790 Emperor Leopold II established the Emperor Leopold II Silver Military Merit Medal for the Netherlands (Silberne Militarvberdienstmedaille Kaiser Leopolds II fur die Niederlande) as a reward for acts of outstanding bravery during the uprisings in the Netherlands in 1790. The award of this medal

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Red Cross Decoration, Part I: The Red Cross Merit Star

Date Issued:  The Red Cross Decoration (Ehrenzeichen vom Roten Kreuz) was authorized on August 22, 1914 on the occasion of the fiftieth anniversary of the 1864 ratification of the Geneva Convention and was issued until 1923. Reason Issued:  This decoration was issued for meritorious service in support

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Commemoration Medal for Volunteers of the Provence of Limburg

Introduction: In 1790 Emperor Leopold II established the Commemoration Medal for Volunteers of Limburg (Figure 1) Erinnerungs-Medaille für Freiwilligeaus der Provinz Limburg) as a reward for bravery or especially meritorious service to the empire by those volunteers from the Austrian Netherlands/Belgium province of Limburg who responded to

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Attachments Part VI: Swords Found on Austro-Hungarian Decorations and variations.

Introduction In this blog which is the sixth, and last part, of the series on attachments to Austro-Hungarian orders, medals and decorations, I will review the swords attachment as found on Austro-Hungarian decorations and the last attachment authorized by the Austro-Hungarian Empire, which is appropriately, it seems

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Attachments Part V: Swords as found on Austro-Hungarian Orders

The Swords Attachment A major embellishment to Austro-Hungarian Orders was the addition of swords. Swords were authorized on December 13, 1916 and were subsequently added to several of the orders to signify the award had been granted for bravery. When awarded on the higher classes of the

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Merit Medal for Royal and Imperial Military Doctors and Regimental Surgeons

  Introduction: In 1785 Emperor Joseph II established the Merit Medal for Royal and Imperial Military Doctors and Regimental Surgeons (Verdienstmedaille für  K.K. Militärarzte und Regimentschirurgen). This was the first medal in Austrian history to be established specifically as an award to the physicians and surgeons who

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Attachments, an interesting story of embellishment, part IV

Introduction: In this blog which is the fourth part of the series on attachments I will review the multiple award bar attachments. You may wish to view the first three blogs in this series before proceeding so that you can have the multiple award attachments in their

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