57er ribbon bar, mostly Imperial !
Gentlemen, just picked this one up, my first bar to include Imperial awards, a 57er period ribbon bar, mostly Imperial, EK I, EK II, Hamburg Hanseatic cross, Hindenburg Cross with Swords and 25yr Police long service medal (TR)...............not a standard Bundeswehr sized bar, but I have seen this larger style on both Police and Fire tunics....Prost ! Steve.
"The German Army is the perfectly adapted, perfectly running Machine. The difference is that the Germans are organised with a view to War...with the cold, hard, practical and business-like purpose of winning victories."
G.W. Steevens - The Daily Mail (1897)
11-15-2014 12:10 AM
Lovely piece, spanning a lot of history, from Imperial Germany through the Weimar Republic and the Third Reich into the FRG, worn by someone who had spent decades serving the various incarnations of his homeland. No doubt he had many stories to tell...