Original German / Bavarian WW1 Commemorative medal for the Jubilee of the 14th Royal Bavarian Infantry Regiment "Hartmann" (1814-1914), IN VERY NICE CONDITION ON GENUINE BUT WORN RIBBON, GOOD DETAILED EXAMPLE SHOWING ATTRACTIVE TARNISH / PATINA, A VERY GOOD PIECE (THE MEDAL WAS ABOUT TO DETACH FROM THE RIBBON SO I STITCHED IT BACK, THAT'S WHY THE NEW WHITE THREAD IS THERE), RARE AWARD, NOT EASY TO FIND
HISTORY OF THE AWARD:
Bavarian Commemorative medal for the Jubilee of the 14th Royal Bavarian Infantry Regiment "Hartmann" (1814-1914) - The medal was issued to the Veterans of the Regiment during the festivities that took place in Nuremberg in 1914, on the occasion of the 100th anniversary (1814 - 1914) since its initial formation. Dimensions: 47 x 35 m, awarded on white & blue ribbon. The Regiment was formed in 1814 as 14th Royal Infantry Regiment of the Line. It participated in the Napoleonic Wars (1815), the German Civil War (1866) against Prussia, and in the Franco-Prussian War of 1870-71. In Jul. 1885 by decree of Prince Regent Luitpolt it was renamed to 14th Royal Infantry Regiment "Hartmann", after Lt. General Jakob Ritter von Hartmann - one of its former Commanding Officers. During WW1 the Regiment fought on the Western Front. Among others it participated in the Battles of the Somme, Champagne, Flanders etc. The Regiment was demobilized in Nuremberg (14 Dec. 1918). The total casualties of the Regiment during the 4 years of WW1 were 107 Officers, 384 NCOs and 2991 Soldiers KIA. After the war, 2 companies of the 21th Bavarian Infantry Regiment took over the tradition. The medal is rare.