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Kriegsdenkmünze für Kämpfer 1813-1814 & Kriegsdenkmünze für die Feldzüge 1870–71

Article about: by Wagriff Impressive badge! To think, the man who wore this piece probably fought Napoleon. A true piece of History. William Yes, these are truly poignant and real remains of the legendary

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    Quote by Wagriff View Post
    Impressive badge! To think, the man who wore this piece probably fought Napoleon. A true piece of History. William
    Yes, these are truly poignant and real remains of the legendary struggle against the "Corsican Tyrant"!



    And Steve, that's a wonderful 1870 Eisernes Kreuz!

    Thank you guys for all your interest and good input! There's at least some of us who can fully appreciate German items that doesn't bear a swastika on it

    - Kenneth

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    The 1813/1814 types are harder to find, but they do come up - not cheaply.

    1870/71 medals are still quite common I find, but the steel/silver plate
    'non-combatant' version is rather scarce.........
    Regards,


    Steve.

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    Quote by Walkwolf View Post
    The 1813/1814 types are harder to find, but they do come up - not cheaply.

    1870/71 medals are still quite common I find, but the steel/silver plate
    'non-combatant' version is rather scarce.........
    Yeah Steve, all this time i have only come across with one non combatant version. And i couldn't let it go
    Looking for the photo albums of Leutnant Emil Freitag, 3. / G.R. 377

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    Ladies & Gentlemen.....Here are both "Kriegsdenkmünze für die Feldzüge 1870–71" medals, combatents and non-combatents, a bit unloved/tarnished, I am loathed to attempt to clean given their age ! The non combatent is displaying the wrong ribbon...which is common, I show the correct ribbon (modern production), which is shared with the next of kin (Widows Cross) medal of the 1914/18 Ehrenkreuz (Hindenburg Cross). Note there are two versions of the Combatents medal, one with inscription "AUS EROBERTEM GESCHUETZ" (From captured guns) around the edge and one without ! The one I have with out the inscription (these versions are believed to be private purchase), is on a parade mount, also shown. The non-combatents and private purchase medals were not made from captured French cannons. Note the jump and suspension rings on my non-combatents are brass, this is correct and not a repair/replacement, and that its silver finish (if it ever had one !) has all but worn away! The Combatents medal is still fairly inexpensive to buy and is common, as Steve states the non-combatent a little more expensive and harder to find, mine came from Holland, many years ago. Prost ! Steve.
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    Last edited by oradour; 10-29-2011 at 01:23 PM.
    "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)

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    Also from the 18th August 1895, the twenty fifth anniversary of the 1870/71 war, the following clasps were authorised for wear on the Combatents medal ribbon, made of gilded brass or bronze, they were purchased at the wearers expense.
    Battle of Weissenburg,
    Battle of Spicheren
    Battle of Worth
    Battle of Colombey - Nouilly
    Battle of Vionville - Mars la Tour
    Battle of Gravelotte - St. Privat
    Battle of Beaumont
    Battle of Noisseville
    Battle of Sedan
    Battle of Amiens
    Battle of Beaune la Rolande
    Battle of Villiers
    Battle of Loigny-Poupry
    Battle of Orleans
    Battle of Beaugency-Cravant
    Battle of the Hallue
    Battle of Bapaume
    Battle at Le Mans
    Battle of the Lisaine
    Battle of St. Quentin
    Battle of Mont Valerian
    Siege of Strasbourg
    Siege of Paris
    Siege of Belfort
    Siege of Metz

    Prost ! Steve.
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    "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)

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    Nice Steve, here are my examples:
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    Looking for the photo albums of Leutnant Emil Freitag, 3. / G.R. 377

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