Highest awards in both wars?

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Ezboard

Highest awards in both wars?

Post by Ezboard » 29 Sep 2002 15:08

Teddy
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(9/16/00 12:58:38 pm)
Reply Highest awards in both wars?
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How many and who, were awarded the highest german awards in both world wars?

Josef Terzian
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(9/17/00 12:13:12 pm)
Reply Ritterkreuz
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Hi Teddy,

1.

Ritterkreuz mit goldenen Eichenlaub, Schweten, und Brillianten was awarded to Hans-Ulrich Rudel.

2.

Grosskreuz was awarded to Herman Goering.

However, I am not sure about those awarded during the Great War.

Jones
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(10/5/00 2:46:46 pm)
Reply First World War
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Which was the highest award in the First World War?

eugen
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(10/12/00 9:15:53 pm)
Reply Third Reich
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För tapperhet i fält: Pour le Mérite. 20 nedskjutna fiendeflygplan eller en förstörd eller tillfångatagen fiendebataljon. Blå Max.

Tristan
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(10/12/00 10:20:00 pm)
Reply What?
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I don't understand a word you are saying! Take it in english please!!

Ken McCanliss
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(10/13/00 2:26:20 am)
Reply Highest Award in World War I
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The highest military award in World War I was the Star to the Grand Cross of the Iron Cross of 1914; only one was awarded - to Generalfeldmarschall Paul Ludwig von Hindenburg und Beneckendorff.

Next came the Grand Cross of the Iron Cross of 1914. Only 5 of these were awarded, as follows:

9 Dec 1916 - GFM von Hindenburg
11 Dec 1916 - Kaiser Wilhelm II
9 Jan 1917 - GFM August von Mackensen
4 Mar 1918 - Prince Leopold of Bavaria
24 Mar 1918 - Gen. der Inf. Erich Ludendorff

By contrast, 687 individuals were awarded the Pour le Mérite (in both grades) during WWI.


~ Ken McCanliss


Clive
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(10/16/00 2:36:28 pm)
Reply World War I
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Funny, I always thought it was Pour le Merite that was the highest, well you learn things all the time.

Clive

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