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The Story Behind My Verdienstorden vom Deutschen Adler

Article about: Hey Everyone! So recently I bought an Order of the German Eagle 1st class off a friend of mine. He's a vet and apparently he got this from one of his fellow vets. I've talked about him befor

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    Hey Everyone!

    So recently I bought an Order of the German Eagle 1st class off a friend of mine. He's a vet and apparently he got this from one of his fellow vets. I've talked about him before. He is very reliable, and trust him highly. I have had a number of respected people take a look at it and everyone confirms, its the genuine item. Long story short, he claims this award was taken off the body of a dead japanese soldier on Guadalcanal. Now i know that these awards were most often given to higher ranking political officials and the sort. So what does everyone think? Think its possible the story is true, or is the friend most likely slinging some BS?

    I'd be happy to hear what you think!

    Thanks a lot,
    Jess
    Last edited by Nick VR; 12-20-2008 at 12:36 PM. Reason: Changed title

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    Hi Jess


    Welcome to the forum. The story could be true but offcourse there is always a possibility that it isn't. I would really love to see the Verdienstorden vom Deutschen Adler that you have in your possession.


    Greetz

    Nick VR
    Last edited by Nick VR; 12-20-2008 at 01:04 PM.

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    Who knows? My first thoughts are to be wary. But there is a collectors saying: "Buy the item and not the story"

    If the item is genuine the story might just be true.

    Cheers, Ade.

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    thanks guys

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    so i take it the proper name for what i have is the Verdienstorden vom Deutschen Adler?

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    Yes that's the name of the award in the German Language
    The gates of hell were opened and we accepted the invitation to enter" 26/880 Lance Sgt, Edward Dyke. 26th Bn Northumberland Fusiliers , ( 3rd Tyneside Irish )

    1st July 1916

    Thought shall be the harder , heart the keener,
    Courage the greater as our strength faileth.
    Here lies our leader ,in the dust of his greatness.
    Who leaves him now , be damned forever.
    We who are old now shall not leave this Battle,
    But lie at his feet , in the dust with our leader

    House Carles at the Battle of Hastings

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    Hi Jess

    Quote by jesshaedrich View Post
    so i take it the proper name for what i have is the Verdienstorden vom Deutschen Adler?
    Indeed this is it's German name. We try to name items by their correct historical name here on the forum:

    http://warrelics.eu/forum/german-thi...rminology.html

    Don't worry about the terminology, it's very easy to learn.


    Greetz

    Nick VR

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