history of the Prussian Pour le Mérite Order by William E. Hamelman

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  • Prussia (Germany),
  • Germany


  • Orden Pour le Mérite -- History.,
  • Prussia (Germany) -- Armed Forces -- Registers.,
  • Germany -- Armed Forces -- Registers.

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StatementWilliam E. Hamelman, Dennis Martin.
ContributionsMartin, Dennis.
LC ClassificationsUB435.G3 H36 1982
The Physical Object
Pagination3 v. :
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2241810M
LC Control Number89113948

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The Order was again reorganized in by Frederick William III who reserved it solely for individual military achievement on the battlefield against the enemy. After the Prussian army occupied Paris ina total of 1, Pour le Mérites were awarded. Of those, 1, Pour le Mérites were awarded to Russians.

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In total 76 airmen were awarded the Pour le Mérite. 69 airmen received the "Goldenes Militär-Verdienst-Kreuz" (Military Merit Cross), the highest Prussian bravery award for non-commissioned officers and enlisted men.

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