Spring Auction 2019 Sale 75
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(1913 – 2018) German U-boat commander, the 24th-most-successful German submarine commander of the war, credited with the having sunk 115,656 GRT (22 ships). After the war, he spent a year and a half in British captivity. Recipient of the Knights Cross with Oak Leaves. Fine content A.L.S. on a hotel letterhead, 2pp. 4to., [Spain], Sep. 22, 1968 in English. In part: "...I entered the navy in 1932 before Hitler was chancellor..." He explains his decision to go to sea, and those in a position to advance his career, including: "...Admiral Souchon[?] in command of the Mediterranean division in World War I and Kapitan Paul Konig, an old friend of our family...twice with the merchant submarine U-Deutscheland in World War I in Baltimore and New London, gave me the idea to enter the navy...the same reasons your boys have when they enter your navy and become cadets...My highest decorations were the Knights Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves and the submarine sign with brilliants..." Fine condition.
REINHARD HARDEGEN
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Minimum Bid: $50.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $110.70
Estimate: $100 - $150
Auction closed on Wednesday, May 1, 2019.
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