Orders, Decorations and Insignia, Military and Civil; With the History and Romance of Their Origin and a Full Description of Each

Orders, Decorations and Insignia, Military and Civil; With the History and Romance of Their Origin and a Full Description of Each

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1921 edition. Excerpt: ...the following, but these limits were exceeded during the World War. 20 Grand Cross 50 Grand Officers 250 Commanders 2000 Officers 12,000 Chevaliers The badge of the Order is a white enamelled star surmounted by a laurel wreath and hung from a ribbon of red watered silk (moire). (Fig. 7, Plate 12.) For Chevaliers the badge is 40 mm. in diameter and of silver, and is worn on the left breast. For all higher ranks it is of gold. Officers wear the badge in the same place but with a rosette on the ribbon. Commanders wear a larger badge at the throat, suspended from a wider ribbon worn around the neck. Grand Officers wear a star (Fig. 3, Plate 5), 90 mm. in diameter, on the right breast and in addition the Officer's badge on the left breast. Grand Cross wear a still larger badge at the left side, suspended from a broad ribbon passed over the right shoulder and under the left arm, and in addition the star of the Grand Officer on the left breast. The service ribbon of a Chevalier is plain, that of an Officer has a small rosette in the centre, the Commander has a bowknot of silver lace under the rosette. On the service ribbon of the Grand Officer is a bowknot, one side of gold and the other side of silver in addition to the rosette, and for the Grand Cross the entire bowknot is of gold. (Figs. 10, 11, 12, and 13, Plate 12.) On civilian clothes a Chevalier is authorized to wear a small piece of red ribbon in the lapel buttonhole, an Officer wears a red rosette, and the senior classes wear rosette and bowknot of the same design as on the service ribbon. The President of the Republic is the chief sovereign and Grand Master of the Order. The Order is administered by a Grand Chancellor who works directly with the President, assisted by a Council of ten members...show more

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  • Paperback | 72 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 145g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236543963
  • 9781236543967