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The Prussian Rote-Kreuz-Medaille of 1898

Article about: I thought a thread on the Prussian Rote-Kreuz-Medaille [Red Cross Medal] of 1898 could be of interest. The Prussian Rote-Kreuz-Medaille was instituted on 1 Oct. 1898 by Wilhelm II, King of P

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    Andreus, a superb thread on a little talked about award, this is great information, and you show some stunning examples, a must have in any Imperial medal collection...a big thank you for your reseaerch and presentation.
    These medals are readily available via the net auction sites and dealers for little money.....get them bought and shown here ! here's the one I used to own, sadly recently sold to enhance other collecting interests
    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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    Good thread! I like these awards
    Since there isn't any 2nd class shown here, I might as well show mine. Its a late buntmetall made by Otto Oertel.

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    SwePeter....great looking medal , love the "Enamel" red cross insert of this 2nd class version.
    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)

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    Here's an item I had forgotten to post the other day. Worn by a non-combatant participant in WWI, it's a miniature medal bar combining the Prussian Rote Kreuz-Medaille III. Klasse with the Prussian Kreuz für Kriegshilfsdienst and the Ehrenkreuz für Kriegsteilnehmer:

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    Another great thread with detailed and professional presentation Andreas.
    Thanks for sharing with us.
    Cheers
    Looking for the photo albums of Leutnant Emil Freitag, 3. / G.R. 377

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    Purchased since my last post, here is another example of the III. Class medal in its original bronze version.

    Showing its age with some patina and a ribbon that has faded to an orange hue, this one in unmounted condition:

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    First time I have seen or heard of!
    Thanks for thise very well documented threat.
    |<ris
    Always looking for Belgian Congo stuff!
    cheers
    |<ris

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    Only have the one.

    Tom
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    Two new additions acquired since the last post.

    First, another plain and simple, but neat, lapel bow:

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    Second, a one-place medal bar, the ribbon mounted in the typical trapezoidal Prussian style. This is actually rather uncommon, as the vast majority of single RKMIIIs are mounted as Damenschleifen [ladies' bows], like those seen in several posts above:

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    Great thread, thanks for the info!.....
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