Nice medals Eric!!!
All nice awards Eric But the last two awards, are actually TR awards despite the "1914-1918" on the obverse. These were instituted in July 13 1934 and were actually the first award established by the TR.
Last edited by KSH; 07-05-2011 at 11:35 PM.
you got some nice stuff Eric.
Last edited by cricketchris1944; 07-06-2011 at 04:29 AM.
Thanks for the kind words all the 1866 Bavarian seven week war service with swords has quit interesting history behind them.
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Thought I would add this on the Bavarian 1866.
The Austro-Prussian War (in Germany known as German War, Seven Weeks War, Unification War, German-German War, German Civil War or Fraternal War) was a war fought in 1866 between the German Confederation under the leadership of the Austrian Empire and its German allies on one side and the Kingdom of Prussia with its German allies and Italy on the other, that resulted in Prussian dominance over the German states. In the Italian unification process, this is called the Third Independence War. In English it is also commonly known as the Seven Weeks' War.
The major result of the war was a shift in power among the German states away from Austrian and towards Prussian hegemony, and impetus towards the unification of all of the northern German states in a Kleindeutschland that excluded Austria. It saw the abolition of the German Confederation and its partial replacement by a North German Confederation that excluded Austria and the South German states. The war also resulted in the Italian annexation of the Austrian province of Venetia.
Cool medals and cool history.
Thanks for sharing.
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