1870 — 1918
COUNTRY Deutschland LOT 49-0002
MATERIAL DIMENSIONS EAN 2000000502632
Fischer, Waldemar v. - 1914 Iron Cross 1st Class with photo proof
Consigned by the grandson and never available on the market before!
Waldemar von Fischer (1189 - 1974) served as a WW1 u-boat commander during WWI and as chief of staff of the WWII shipyards St. Nazaire and La Rochelle during WWII. He became Danish Naval Commander Islands from August 1944 until the end of the war.
Von Fischer has sunk four steamers during WWI: Est, Ottokar, Maja, Laila. 5461 BRT in total. Please see other items at auction.
Fantastic 1914 Iron Cross on screw-back. Screw-back, nut and frame from silver. "900" silver marked. Nicely worn. Including a WW1 period time photograph of Waldemar von Fischer wearing exactly (!) that badge.
The photo measures 14,5cm x 10cm and is "Waldemar 1917" personally signed (ink) by him. The portrait is slightly damaged to the top.