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Posted: July 04, 2004 05:38 pm
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The book by Colonel Eugen Ichim, "Ordinul Militar De Razboi Mihail Viteazul" is an excellent book on the military holders of the Order of Michael the Brave. However, what about the Civil holders :?: Is there a list just like in this book that identifies the Civil holders awarded the Michael the Brave, Dates of when they received the awards, and for what distinction they were awarded this Order :?: Where there any Civilians who held the First and Second Class of the Order :?:

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Unknown Person. Civil holder of the MV.
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Posted: July 04, 2004 05:40 pm
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Unknown Person. Civil holder of the MV Order.
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Posted: July 04, 2004 05:51 pm
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Awesome photos! Has anyone ever seen one of these capes before?

I did not know a civilian could be awarded the MV... unless he was performing some sort of brave act during a military action :question:

REGAL UNIFORMA COLECTOR, you need a special place of your own on this site to show off your collection. It is most impressive.
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Posted: July 04, 2004 05:57 pm
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The Military Museum In Bucharest has a hat and cape on display for a civilian holder identical to these photos. Civilians wore a white wool cap.
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Posted: July 04, 2004 06:01 pm
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The book by Colonel Eugen Ichim, \"Ordinul Militar De Razboi Mihail Viteazul\" is an excellent book on the military holders of the Order of Michael the Brave. However, what about the Civil holders :?: Is there a list just like in this book that identifies the Civil holders awarded the Michael the Brave, Dates of when they received the awards, and for what distinction they were awarded this Order  :?: Where there any Civilians who held the First and Second Class of the Order :?:


I guess all the holders of the Order of Michael the Brave must have been in the military when they have received the award. The civilian holders in your photos were most likely reserve officers who were mobilised for the war and who returned to their peacetime occupation afterwards.
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Posted: July 04, 2004 06:04 pm
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Has anyone ever seen one of these capes before?

Take a look at the topic below for photos of the surviving WWII knights of the Order of Michael the Brave in full attire.

Knights of the Order of Michael the Brave
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Posted: July 04, 2004 06:12 pm
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The Military Museum In Bucharest has a hat and cape on display for a civilian holder identical to these photos. Civilians wore a white wool cap.


Here is an image of the cape on display in the National Military Museum
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Posted: July 04, 2004 06:20 pm
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Here is another photo of the same cape. If you see this cape up close in person, you would be horrified as to the condition. Over the years on display at the Museum, the sunlight and cigarette smoke has turned this cape yellow with severe stains.
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Posted: July 04, 2004 06:25 pm
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In photo #1, The person is wearing a Civil Crown neck Order 2nd class with 1930's Blue and white ribbon and a Civil Crown Officer class breast star. No other orders and medals present. I am also told that these individuals were in the Romanian Senate but cannot confirm identity.
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Posted: July 05, 2004 05:44 pm
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One of my favorite MV award pieces - The MV ring.
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Posted: July 05, 2004 06:00 pm
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That is a NICE ring. :keep:
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Posted: July 06, 2004 07:40 am
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It's the first time that I hear about a Michael the Brave ring. Is it an official item or a privately made one?
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Posted: July 08, 2004 03:39 am
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Unknown Person. Civil holder of the MV Order.
Court photographer Julietta.


That's great!This is good example of the cloak set of Knighthood of MV
This cloakset was instituted in 1936.
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Posted: July 09, 2004 12:49 am
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I think those cloaks are very nice. Does anyone here own one? Would be a nice item to have.
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Posted: July 09, 2004 04:15 am
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Order Of Mihai Viteazul Cape in my collection.
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