Summer Auction 2019 Sale 76
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(1866 – 1936) German military officer and Chief of Staff to August von Mackensen, a central figure in planning the victories Mackensen achieved in the east during the First World War. He later served as Commander in Chief of the Reichswehr and laid the foundation for the doctrine, tactics, organization, and training of the Wehrmacht. Scarce, good content T.L.S., 1p. 4to., Berlin, Nov. 10, 1919, in part: "...The summons of the captain could only be welcomed here in order to correct the statements of Ambassador Count Bernstorff. Whether Captain [Franz] v. Papen is to be summoned, is not known here. If necessary, any support would be part of it. The result of the examination of the application for action against the 'Vorwart' is hereby requested." Von Seeckt signs at the conclusion in black pencil. Shows folds with small splits thereto, docketed in pencil, else very good. Von Seeckt's statements most likely refer to future Chancellor of German FRANZ VON PAPEN'S refusal to obey an order issued by the new Weimar Republic, dictating that all German Army corps form soldier's councils. Von Papen's commander, General Otto Liman von Sanders of the Asia Corps, attempted to comply with this order, while von Papen refused. When von Sanders ordered von Papen arrested for insubordination, he fled to Germany in civilian clothes and met personally with Field Marshal Paul von Hindenburg, whom he persuaded to drop the charges.
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Minimum Bid: $80.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $172.20
Estimate: $160 - $260
Auction closed on Wednesday, July 31, 2019.
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