Replica of Walter Karl Ernst August von Reichenau s Ribbon Bar (German Ribbon Bars) for Sale (by
Replica of Walter Karl Ernst August von Reichenau s Ribbon Bar (German Ribbon Bars) for Sale (by

Replica of Walter Karl Ernst August von Reichenau s Ribbon Bar

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Walter Karl Ernst August von Reichenau's Ribbon Bar

We are proud to offer custom made, high quality German made reproduction ribbon bars. We can currently offer ribbon bars with 2-9 ribbons. We can provide ribbon bar for Imperial Germany, Reichswehr, and Third Reich. Bundeswehr ribbon bars are also available on special request. Prices start at $10.00.

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Reichenau was born in KarlsruheBaden into an aristocratic Prussian family, the son of the later LT General Ernst August von Reichenau (1841–1919). Throughout the 19th and early 20th centuries the Reichenau family owned and operated one of the largest furniture factories in Germany. Having passed the Abitur examination, Reichenau joined the Prussian Army in 1903.

During World War I he served as adjutant in the 1st Guards Field Artillery Regiment (1st Guards Infantry Division) on the Western Front. He was awarded the Iron Cross Second and First Class and already by 1914 had been promoted to the rank of captain. From the next year he served as Second General Staff officer (Ib) of the 47th Reserve Division and First General Staff office (Ia) of the 7th Cavalry Division. After the Armistice of 11 November 1918, he joined the Grenzschutz Ost Freikorps units in Upper Silesia and Pomerania.

In 1919 Reichenau was selected to remain in the newly established Reichswehr, the 96,000 man army that Germany was allowed to maintain under the terms of the Treaty of Versailles. The Reichswehr was limited to 4,000 officers, and the German General Staff was not permitted to exist. Reichenau took a post in the Truppenamt, which was the equivalent underground General Staff that was formed by Hans von Seeckt. From 1931 Reichenau was Chief of Staff to the Inspector of Signals at theReichswehr Ministry, and later served with General Werner von Blomberg in East Prussia. Here he supported Blomberg in the development of new tactics to put into practice the concept of mobile warfare that showed promise at the end of the First World War. Reichenau had many of the books of British tank proponents, including B.H. Liddell Hart and J.F.C. Fuller, translated into German.

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