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German Orders (Various Reviews)

Before 1918 Germany was a country split up into several small states. These states with their sovereigns, dukes, princes and kings were awarding orders and medals for special occasions. The following are some examples of these orders.

 Military Merit Order 3rd class with Swords and Crown
Kingdom of Bavaria: military merit order, 
cross 3rd class with swords

 Guelphic Order Commanders Cross
Kingdom of Hanover: Guelphic-Order commanders cross 

 Order of Ludwig Knights Cross
Grand duchy Hessian-Darmstadt: Order of Ludwig knights cross 
(silver gilt, made at the end of the 1st world war)

 Order of the Crown 3rd class with swords
Kingdom of Prussia: Order of the crown 
cross 3rd class with swords


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The Saxon Military St. Henry Order

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The Order of Albert - 1.Model

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General Lieutenant Baron Franz Carl Friedrich Ernst von Klüx July 16, 1776 - July 9, 1858

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The Prussian Military Merit Cross


The Prussian Military Honor Medal 1st class




Eagle Design


Typology of the Red Eagle Order 3rd Class

The Red Eagle Order with crown and swords


The Red Eagle Order - the third class with bow and swords


The Red Eagle Order for Non-Christians


The last model of the Crown-Order-Medal


Silver gilt

  The Eagle of the Knights

The Prussian Court Hunting Badge

The Civil Order of the Bavarian Crown

The Bavarian Medal for Bravery


Imperial German Flight Badges

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