Measuring approximately 15cm x 10.5cm, the postcard print features Knight’s Cross winner Werner Baumbach in shades of charcoal brown. The card shows signs of age and wear, with minor creasing and foxing found around the four corners. A pin hole can be found center of top, but an otherwise excellent example of German war artist Wolfgang Willrich’s artwork. Valtiner received his Knight’s Cross of the Iron Cross for destroying over 300,000 tonnes of allied shipping.
World War Two German Oberstleutnant Baumbach Propaganda Postcard
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SKU: A-0075 Categories: Axis Forces, The Second World War 1939 - 1945, Third Reich Germany Tags: Germany, Paper, Second World War
Embroidered on a cotton triangle measuring 9.5 cm x 8.5 cm, an olive drab border surrounds the colors of the infantry, cavalry, and artillery. A red lightening bolt overlays a canon affixed to tank tracks, while the numeral "5" denotes the 5th Armored Division.
Sewn below the left shoulder seam, a stunning theatre made 8th Army Airforce patch. Four inches above the left cuff, five gold overseas bars are present suggesting two and a half years of service. Below, a single diagonal service stripe noting 3 years of honourable service. Sewn below the right shoulder seam, a British made example of the Head Quarters, European Theater of Operations.
Manufactured in 1945 by Glisson & Miller, the size 4 suit easily fits a 6 foot stature. Though not easily seen in the photo, the broad arrow mark is partially hidden by the fold at the bottom seam of the tag. The many period appropriate repairs as photographed suggest this suit was used quite extensively but cannot be certain of when.