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> Rommel's Romanian Award ?
Cedric Mas
Posted: June 07, 2011 06:36 am
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I read in some different sources that Generalfeldmarschall was awarded by Romany during WW :

- Rumän. Orden “Michael der Tapfere” III Klasse: 12.07.1944
- Rumän. Orden “Michael der Tapfere” II Klasse: 12.07.1944

Does anyone know why and when exactly ?

What does such medal represented ?

The date given here is just before he's heavily wounded in Normandy by Allied Spitfires (17.07.1944).

Thanks a lot for your help,

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Victor
Posted: June 10, 2011 05:58 pm
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The Michael the Brave Order was/is the highest military order of the Romanian State. Rommel received it as a political gesture most likely (just like Goering, for example). I could not find the motivation in the decree awarding it.
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Florin
Posted: November 03, 2012 07:52 pm
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Rommel "visited" Romania in World War One… Back then he was lieutenant in the elite Brandenburg regiment, and his responsibilities were higher than his lieutenant grade.
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Posted: November 03, 2012 09:49 pm
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In WW1 there was no elite Brandenburg RGT. The ZBV800 RGT was only a WW2 unit.
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Posted: November 03, 2012 11:19 pm
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QUOTE (Alexei2102 @ November 03, 2012 04:49 pm)
In WW1 there was no elite Brandenburg RGT. The ZBV800 RGT was only a WW2 unit.

OK, "Alexei2012", I believe you. I have to check what was the name of the regiment where Rommel was lieutenant in World War One in Romania.
I was too lazy to check it in the moment I wrote those words.

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Fratello
Posted: November 04, 2012 07:31 am
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The unit was Württemberg Mountain Battalion ("Königlich Württembergisches Gebirgsbataillon") of the Alpenkorps.

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  Posted: November 04, 2012 09:15 am
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QUOTE (Fratello @ November 04, 2012 10:31 am)
The unit was Württemberg Mountain Battalion ("Königlich Württembergisches Gebirgsbataillon") of the Alpenkorps.

Yep!
Rommel WW1

No "Brandenburg Regiment"... they weren't "invented" until WW2, and not even under that name at the beginning.
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PPS: sorry about the wikipedia quotes, but they were the first available thing. :P
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