Spring Auction 2019 Sale 75
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A superlative war-date D.S. 3pp. large 4to., "Headquarters", June, 1944, a "Recommendation for the Award of the German Cross in Gold" to Gen. KARL-HEINRICH BRENNER, a commander of the SS in Holland and combat police forces in the Ukraine. Brenner is credited with superb decision making in the defense of an area north of Alexandria (in Russia), and he personally led counterattacks on Russian forces, creating defensive positions against a strong tank force, along with the taking of an important hill near Brody. Boldly signed at bottom by WALTHER MODEL (1891-1945) German field marshal who led German armies against fierce Russian resistance at Moscow and Kursk, threw back Montgomery's attack at Arnhem, and killed himself following his defeat in the Ruhr Pocket. Also signed by ARTHUR HAUFFE (d. July 22, 1944), commanding general of the XIII Army Corps and also a holder of the German Cross in Gold, and finally signed by Generaloberst JOSEF HARPE, Commander of the 4th Panzerarmee and holder of the Knights Cross with Oak Leaves and Swords. Signatures are in indelible pencil and very bold. A chip at upper-left corner on each page costs a few letters of text, two letters in Harpe's signature partly covered by clear tape, file holes in blank margin, else very good. A rare combination of important Russian campaign commanders!
SS GEN. KARL-HEINRICH BRENNER IS RECOMMENDED FOR THE GERMAN CROSS IN GOLD BY MODEL AND HARPE
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Minimum Bid: $360.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $799.50
Estimate: $700 - $800
Auction closed on Wednesday, May 1, 2019.
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