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Forum: Imperial Militaria Forum 07-16-2011, 02:56 PM
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Posted By W McSwiggan
If this card and "upgrade" was done with Graf...

If this card and "upgrade" was done with Graf Dohna Schlodien’s approval, it is a very sad commentary. To use American slang – he was widely considered a "jerk". His failure to serve in the IIIR Navy...
Forum: Imperial Militaria Forum 07-15-2011, 07:17 PM
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Posted By W McSwiggan
Nikolas Burggraf Dohna Schlodien was not awarded...

Nikolas Burggraf Dohna Schlodien was not awarded the oak leaves. Makes me concerned about the whole display. Was this a self-award by the good count or simply a made-up grouping by someone...
Forum: Imperial Militaria Forum 04-26-2011, 06:52 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 881
Posted By W McSwiggan
Fair - yes but given the scarcity of volume one,...

Fair - yes but given the scarcity of volume one, I doubt that you will be able to collect the set for that price. I own the complete set minus volume one and have been seeking it for a reasonable...
Forum: Imperial Militaria Forum 10-17-2010, 07:15 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,174
Posted By W McSwiggan
Learned Today

Saschaw,

I have not seen this regulation before about bows to Prussians only - I stand corrected and thank you for improving my understanding.

After the declaration of the empire, did this...
Forum: Imperial Militaria Forum 10-14-2010, 10:51 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,174
Posted By W McSwiggan
"Say "Hi" to Rick for me." With pleasure...

"Say "Hi" to Rick for me."

With pleasure Don.

Wayne
Forum: Imperial Militaria Forum 10-14-2010, 06:26 PM
Replies: 21
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Posted By W McSwiggan
I do not feel that this bar is legitimate as said...

I do not feel that this bar is legitimate as said earlier but...

I do need to refute the idea that the Red Eagle with Swords (not on ring
but legitimate direct award of the order) in the 3rd or...
Forum: Imperial Militaria Forum 10-14-2010, 06:55 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,174
Posted By W McSwiggan
Per Andreas

Awards with swords and statute ribbon were made (to foreigners as I recall).

Andreas' web site cites 9 examples of 3rd class with bow - bow & award ribbon
being statute ribbons (not...
Forum: Imperial Militaria Forum 10-10-2010, 05:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,091
Posted By W McSwiggan
Excellent point. I agree completely. Thanks for...

Excellent point. I agree completely. Thanks for your reply.
wem
Forum: Imperial Militaria Forum 10-08-2010, 06:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,091
Posted By W McSwiggan
Would love to see

Hi Saschaw

In my limited experience (reading, discussions with more the knowledgeable – hence almost everybody & photographs) I have seen awards from other German states arranged in numerous ways...
Forum: Imperial Militaria Forum 10-05-2010, 06:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,091
Posted By W McSwiggan
Yes - the award of the Hanseatic crosses to...

Yes - the award of the Hanseatic crosses to members of other contingents happened with a degree of regularity.

Generally the order or wear that I've seen in photos for awards was Prussian first...
Forum: Imperial Militaria Forum 09-14-2010, 05:27 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 6,405
Posted By W McSwiggan
Highly decorated officer in center is Max...

Highly decorated officer in center is Max Immelmann not Boelcke. Note wear of St. Henry in superior position to PlM.
Forum: Imperial Militaria Forum 08-02-2010, 07:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 510
Posted By W McSwiggan
Minor Point - Verdienst = Merit not Service.

Minor Point - Verdienst = Merit not Service.
Forum: Imperial Militaria Forum 07-09-2010, 07:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 673
Posted By W McSwiggan
Ribbon closely resembles that used in local...

Ribbon closely resembles that used in local Special Olympics in both color & width.
Center medallion is not even close to resembling those used for this order.
Originals were enamel on back....
Forum: Imperial Militaria Forum 06-22-2010, 05:17 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 380
Posted By W McSwiggan
It is down. There is some talk of restoring it...

It is down.
There is some talk of restoring it but nothing more to date.
Forum: Imperial Militaria Forum 07-31-2009, 07:45 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,574
Posted By W McSwiggan
Being argumentative by nature I’d like to suggest...

Being argumentative by nature I’d like to suggest several things.
First – the early 20<SUP>th</SUP> century was not the early 21<SUP>st</SUP>. There is ample photographic evidence of German military...
Forum: Imperial Militaria Forum 05-16-2008, 05:55 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 351
Posted By W McSwiggan
Baden’s - Order of the Zähringen Lion, knight...

Baden’s - Order of the Zähringen Lion, knight second class with swords. This was Baden’s second tier award for merit. Awarded to Lieutenants. Swords indicate military service during war time.
Forum: Imperial Militaria Forum 03-25-2008, 08:08 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,152
Posted By W McSwiggan
The Garde du Corps was a cavalry regiment. Prior...

The Garde du Corps was a cavalry regiment. Prior to the Great War it was assigned to the 1st Guard Cavalry Brigade, Guard Cavalry Division of the Guard Corps. At the outset of the war, the regiment...
Forum: Imperial Militaria Forum 04-19-2007, 06:21 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,568
Posted By W McSwiggan
Great Site for this Info

The following link to "Pocket German Army" will take you to a website containing a colored chart of the states’ cockades.

At the bottom of the gateway page you will find "Other Resources" and...
Forum: Imperial Militaria Forum 10-17-2006, 04:44 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,557
Posted By W McSwiggan
Some of what you ask

Part of your question can be answered at the following link.

http://users.hunterlink.net.au/~maampo/militaer/milindex.html
Forum: Imperial Militaria Forum 10-16-2006, 05:50 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 711
Posted By W McSwiggan
I would speculate that this belonged to an old...

I would speculate that this belonged to an old Major forced to the retired list at the beginning of the WWI.
Forum: Imperial Militaria Forum 10-16-2006, 06:03 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,513
Posted By W McSwiggan
Quick reply to bring this tread "forward" -...

Quick reply to bring this tread "forward" - excellent reference for EK equivalents.
Forum: Imperial Militaria Forum 10-16-2006, 06:01 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 283
Posted By W McSwiggan
You will find all the information you request in...

You will find all the information you request in the following thread:

http://www.wehrmacht-awards.com/forums/showthread.php?t=28794&highlight=EK+equivalents

I will reply to it to bring it...
Forum: Imperial Militaria Forum 07-09-2006, 09:39 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 306
Posted By W McSwiggan
Certainly not Ritter as the Iron Cross was not an...

Certainly not Ritter as the Iron Cross was not an order.
Forum: Imperial Militaria Forum 07-07-2006, 11:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 403
Posted By W McSwiggan
You seek to collect a complete set of Manfred von...

You seek to collect a complete set of Manfred von Richthofen's orders and decorations. How to complete the set - I can't help you.
Forum: Imperial Militaria Forum 04-07-2006, 05:08 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,954
Posted By W McSwiggan
Rupert, My sources indicate that the...

Rupert,

My sources indicate that the reference listed below is quite tarnished.

Sedlatzek in Bavaria was reputed as being in the same league (comparable) to Souval and the firm was purveyor...
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