see this excellent thread albeit on another forum, that was instrumental in my decision to make such a pillow up for display...........
Ordenkissen (Order Pillow) photos! - Photographic Images & Albums - Historical War Militaria Forum
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)
I think one of the most famous "Ordenkissen" photos that I can recall is the one carried at Heydrich's funeral service. I would have liked to have gotten a hold of that one, for sure! Naturally, not every fallen man received such an honor of this sort-it was reserved for Very high up officers and heroes. I definitely like the display that Steve made. The jet black pillow is very attractive background for the glittery awards. (and, yes- I like the little tanks as well! lol)
"Much that once was, is lost. For none now live who remember it."
Some post war photos of the 'Ordenkissen' I have on file (thanks to WAF member Sepp).
Love your display, Steve! Now you've got me thinking of doing something similar...
Great info guys thanks for setting me straight you learn something new every day
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