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.


Die Auszeichnungen der Bundeswehr

Antonio Prieto Barrio - Ribbons of Imperial Germany

Antonio Prieto Barrio - Ribbons of Germany - Page 1 - Page 2 - Page 3 - Page 4 - Page 5

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.

Mario Volpe - Tavole ordini GERMANIA (Repubbliche, Terzo Reich e Impero)

Michael Waczynski - Feürwehr Ehrenzeichen - much more that just fire service awards!

Yuri Yashnev - For Merit: Germany (Archived April 2009)

Deutsche Orden & Ehrenzeichen

Wikipedia - Orders, Decorations, and Medals of the German Empire

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

Text References

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.

World Medals Index ODM of Germany Text List Ribbons

Page last updated: 23 June 2023