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Major Knöspel Knight's Cross receipient's Soldbuch

Lot 37-0170
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6d 1h 36m
(June 1, 2019 - 3:52 pm CEST)
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€ 1.000,00
903 GBP | 1158 USD
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Starting price: € 1.000,00

Soldbuch of Knight's Cross recipient Major Walter Knöspel, born on 29.1.1943. He was awarded the Knight's Cross on 17.1.1942. Part of the grouping is a photocopy of the story told by Generalleutnant Heinrici as commander of 16. Infanterie-Division explaining how he had won the Knight's Cross. The document also shows a picture of Knöspel. Furthermore, there is a copy of the original file for Knight's Cross recipients listing more details.

A second issue Soldbuch which never came with a photograph. Issued on 11.2.1942 by Infanterie-Regiment 156. Units listed on page 4: II./Inf.Rgt.156, Kriegsakademie, 363. Infanterie-Division, Generalkommando XXXIX Pz.Korps. Awards noted on page 22: Iron Cross 2nd Class, Iron Cross 1st Class, Infantry Assault Badge in bronze, Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross, East Medal. 

Soldbuch with all pages complete. Signs of use and age. Condition 2.

Original "Dienststellenausweis" issued by 1. Marine-Infanterie-Division. It dates 20.4.1945 and confirms that Knöpsel was allowed to use a car run by petrol as "1. Generalstabsoffizier" of the division.

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