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Vivat ribbons[edit]

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Vivat ribbons (German: Vivatbänder) were silk ribbons with printed patriotic messages popular in Germany and Austria during World War I. They celebrated various battles or other events, as well as current royalty and military leaders. Their name was derived from the Latin word "Vivat!" ("Live!"), which was printed on the majority of ribbons. During World War I many such ribbons were released by the German Red Cross to raise funds for war relief.

Vivat ribbon commemorating
German forces entering
Dęblin (Ivangorod) in
August 1915