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Vereidigung (oath).

Post by tigre » 01 Dec 2021 18:31

Hello to all :D; something about.........................

Vereidigung in Bad Kreuznach 1937.

New recruits are sworn in at the Bad Kreuznach barracks; in the photograph an officer in his best clothes. Despite the quality of the photo (below), it's possible to identify what medals he is wearing on his uniform? ..................

Sources: Lot von 3 Photos - Vereidigung der Rekruten in Bad Kreuznach 1937 (Kaserne) (expired auction).

Cheers, Raúl M 8-).
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Re: Vereidigung (oath).

Post by tigre » 04 Oct 2022 22:16

Hello to all :D; more........................

Vereidigung in the Waffen SS.

Sources: https://www.privatecollections.ca/WW2-g ... any-photos.

Cheers, Raúl M 8-).
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Re: Vereidigung (oath).

Post by HPL2008 » 05 Oct 2022 11:22

tigre wrote:
01 Dec 2021 18:31
New recruits are sworn in at the Bad Kreuznach barracks; in the photograph an officer in his best clothes. Despite the quality of the photo (below), it's possible to identify what medals he is wearing on his uniform? ..................

Medal bar:
1. Eisernes Kreuz II. Klasse [Iron Cross 2nd Class] (WW I)
2. Bayerischer Militärverdienstorden [Bavarian Order of Military Merit], 3rd or 4th Class, mit Schwertern [with Swords]*
3. Ehrenkreuz für Frontkämpfer [Honor Cross for Combatants]
4. Dienstauszeichnung der Wehrmacht [Armed Forces Long Service Award], 1st Class (25 years) or 2nd Class (18 years)**
5. Dienstauszeichnung der Wehrmacht [Armed Forces Long Service Award], 3rd Class (12 years) or 4th Class (4 years)**

Pinback awards:
1. Eisernes Kreuz I. Klasse [Iron Cross 1st Class) (WW I)
2. Verwundetenabzeichen in Schwarz [Wound Badge in Black] (WW I)


*) 3rd Class was gilt, 4th Class was silver.
**) The 1st and 2nd Class awards were crosses; the 3rd and 4th Class were medals. Only two grades were worn simultaneously: 1st + 3rd Class, 2nd + 4th Class, 3rd + 4th Class. This is either the 1st + 3rd Class (gilt cross + bronzed medal) or the 2nd + 4th Class (silver cross + matte silver medal).

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Re: Vereidigung (oath).

Post by tigre » 05 Oct 2022 21:46

Thank you very much HPL2008 for shedding light on this :wink:. impressive indeed. Cheers. Raúl M 8-).

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Re: Vereidigung (oath).

Post by Hans1906 » 06 Oct 2022 13:06

Hi tigre,

maybe interesting in this context: Vereidigung und Gelöbnis von Soldaten der Bundeswehr.

Link: https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vereidigu ... Bundeswehr

Link: https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Feierliches_Gelöbnis

It was a special day for many, but not for all of us recruits back then.
Many relatives and parents were present, the typical music was played, a very solemn moment, long ago, I will never forget.
Took place on a Friday morning, rest of the following weekend was off duty.


Video / 2016



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Re: Vereidigung (oath).

Post by tigre » 06 Oct 2022 23:13

Hello Hans :D; thanks for that link.....and yes, a very moving moment indeed. Cheers. Raúl M 8-).

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