ORDER OF THE RED EAGLE 2ND & POUR LE MERITE MILITARY MEDALS WW1 GERMAN COPY
Full Size Nice Quality Medal
The Order of the Red Eagle (German: Roter Adlerorden) was an order of chivalry of the Kingdom of Prussia. It was awarded to both military personnel and civilians, to recognize valor in combat, excellence in military leadership, long and faithful service to the kingdom, or other achievements. As with most German (and most other European) orders, the Order of the Red Eagle could only be awarded to commissioned officers or civilians of approximately equivalent status. However, there was a medal of the order, which could be awarded to non-commissioned officers and enlisted men, lower ranking civil servants and other civilians.
2nd Class – enameled cross pattée badge worn on a neck ribbon, plus a silver, four-pointed breast star on the left chest; available to general officers and nobility
ADM Curt von Prittwitz, wearing the badge & star of the 2nd Class
Karl August Fürst (Prince) von Hardenberg, ca 1822,
by Friedrich Georg Weitsch.
Hardenberg wears the badge of the Order of the Red Eagle,
1st Class, above his other orders
The Pour le Mérite (Fr.: „For Merit“) was an order of merit (German: Verdienstorden) established in 1740 by King Frederick II of Prussia. The Pour le Mérite was awarded as both a military and civil honour and ranked, along with the Order of the Black Eagle, the Order of the Red Eagle and the House Order of Hohenzollern, among the highest orders of merit (German: Verdienstorden) in the Kingdom of Prussia. After 1871, when various German kingdoms, duchies and principalities had come together under Prussian leadership to form the German Empire, the Prussian honours gradually assumed, at least in public perception, the status of honours of Imperial Germany, even though many honours of the various German states continued to be awarded. Manfred von Richthofen below:
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