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Austrian Empire [1804-1867]


Medal of Bravery - Der Tapferkeitmedaile

Although ordinary soldiers always made the greatest sacrifices on the battlefield, and many of them overshadowed many officers with their heroism, for a long time there was no award that could visibly reward their actions. It was not until 1789 that Emperor Joseph II founded. A commemorative and honorary medal, which very quickly became extremely esteemed both among the team and among the officers ...

Military Cross of Merit (Militärverdienstkreuz)

Military Cross of Merit - an award for officers of the Austrian army for extraordinary outlook, courage and determination in war and in peacetime for extraordinary service zeal. A short talk about its origin, description and method of wearing.




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