Orders, Decorations and Medals of Germany
Links and Other References
Arjeh van der Sluis for the provision of information and pictures of new German medals, and Greg Collins, David Devine, François Dutil, John Fitzgerald, Lucasz Grazewski, Ed Haynes, Andreas Praefcke and Brandon Wiegand, also generous with medal images from their collections.
Grateful thanks to Andreas Thies, Dix Noonan Webb, eMedals, Liverpool Medals, The London Medals Company, Militaria Agent, Morton & Eden, and Carsten Zeige, who have allowed the use of images from their catalogues.
Antonio Prieto Barrio - Ribbons of Imperial Germany
Uwe Brückner - Deutsche Orden & Ehrenzeichen
Rene Chavez - WW2 Axis and Foreign Legion Awards and Postal History - a fine collection of material covering medals, badges, and uniforms as well as postal history.
David Devine - Rusty Knight's Place: East German Medals - one of the most comprehensive collections I've seen!
David Devine - Rusty Knight's Place: German Medals - includes pre-1933, Third Reich and post-1945 West German medals.
DDR Abzeichen - information about all manner of awards, bages and medals of East Germany
Lucasz Grazewski - Ribbons of the Imperial German States & the 3rd Reich
Lucasz Grazewski - Ribbons of the German Democratic Republic (East Germany) 1945-90
Jean-Paul LeBlanc - Germany: The Ultimate Medal List (Archived July 2014)
Ilja Repetski - World Awards: Germany
Toby Rowan - Das Reich Militaria & Collectables - dealer specialising in all manner of fascinating Third Reich material
Alexander von Sallach - Die Orden und Ehrenzeichen unserer Republik
Wehrmacht Awards and Decorations covering the Third Reich 1933-1945 and the 1957 'de-Nazified' decorations of West Germany, a splendid detailed site.
Michael Waczynski - Feürwehr Ehrenzeichen - much more that just fire service awards!
Yuri Yashnev - For Merit: Germany (Archived April 2009)
Wikipedia - Orders, decorations, and medals of East Germany
Wikipedia - Orders, Decorations and Medals of Germany
Wikipedia - Liste der deutschen Orden und Ehrenzeichen
MedalBook - German Empire (1871-1918)
MedalBook - Germany: Weimar Republic 1918-1933
MedalBook - Germany: Third Reich 1933-1945
Ball, R.W.D., and Peters, P. (1994) Military Medals, Decorations & Orders of the United States & Europe: A photographic study to the beginning of WW2. Atglen, PA, Schiffer Publishing Ltd.
Barac, B. (2010) Reference Catalogue Orders, Medals and Decorations of the World Part 2: Bronze Book (D-G) OBOL, Zagreb.
Furtado, R. (2022) The Spanish Cross. Journal of the Orders and Medals Society of America 73(2):28-31.
Hieronymussen, P. (1967) Orders, Medals and Decorations of Britain and Europe London, Blandford.
Krammer, M. (2012) Das medial konstruierte Bild der Frau im Ersten Weltkrieg Thesis for Magistra der Philosophie, Universität Wein.
Lumsden, R. (2001) Medals and Decorations of Hitler's Germany. Motorbooks International.
Neville, D.G. (1974) Medal Ribbons and Orders of Imperial Germany and Austria Cambridgeshire, Balfour Publications.
Veyradier, H. (2022) The Franco-Prussian War of 1870-71 and its Medals. Journal of the Orders and Medals Society of America 73(2):16-21.
Page last updated: 23 June 2023