medals button hole help

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Gewehr41
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medals button hole help

Post by Gewehr41 » 30 Nov 2018 15:07

What of these medals were worn in the second button hole?:
West Wall Medal
Anschluss medal
Memel Medal
Sudetenland Medal
Long Service in SS WH etc. Medal
Ostvolk medal
Adler orden medal
Blue division medal
1914-18 Medal (Hindenburg's Cross)
Italian-German African campaign medal
Danzig Cross

I ask because I saw photos of officers wearing in the button hole a Ostvolk medal and another with sudentenmedal

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Re: medals button hole help

Post by HPL2008 » 01 Dec 2018 12:51

Only the ribbons of Kriegsauszeichnungen [war decorations] and that of the Rettungsmedaille [Lifesaving Medal] were authorized for wear in the buttonhole, with no more than two ribbons to be worn simultaneously.

By far, the most common examples for ribbons worn this way wear the EK II, KVK II and the Ostmedaille.

Out of the ones listed in your post, only the Ostvolk decoration, the 1914/18 Ehrenkreuz, and the Spanish and Italian campaign medals qualified as war decorations.

Personally, I have never seen a photo of the Sudetenland medal worn in the buttonhole; if somebody did that, it was completely against regulations.

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Re: medals button hole help

Post by Gewehr41 » 01 Dec 2018 14:44

Hi, well... it is not the photo that I saw but I publish a photo anyway as example. An officer with a Sudetenland medal in button hole.
I saw a photo of a WW1 officer with 4 ribbons in two buttonholes but it is another history :D
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Re: medals button hole help

Post by Gewehr41 » 03 Dec 2018 22:16

I am doing a study on medals see there: 3 medals in one button hole
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