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WWI Tank Memorial Badge grouping to OLt. Ernst Volckheim

WWI Tank Memorial Badge grouping to OLt. Ernst Volckheim

LOT 56-1229
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Auction ended        21st November 2021  |  04:54 pm CET
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PERIOD 1918 — 1945
COUNTRY Germany 1918 - 1945
MATERIAL
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OEK 3308
MAKER
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LOT 56-1229
EAN 2000000598406
LOT 56-1229
PERIOD 1918 — 1945
COUNTRY Germany 1918 - 1945
EAN 2000000598406
MATERIAL
DIMENSIONS
OEK 3308
MAKER
WEIGHT
PERIOD 1918 — 1945
COUNTRY Germany 1918 - 1945
LOT 56-1229
MATERIAL
DIMENSIONS
EAN 2000000598406
OEK 3308
MAKER
WEIGHT
Germany 1918 - 1945
WWI Tank Memorial Badge grouping to OLt. Ernst Volckheim


Description

Very rare grouping to Oberleutnant Ernst Volckheim (1898-1962). Volckheim was one of the founders of armored and mechanized warfare. His concepts for the use of tanks, developed in the early 1920s, were the basis for the later theories of General Oswald Lutz, Generaloberst General Heinz Guderian, or General Walther Nehring. During WWII he served in Norway as commander of Panzer-Abteilung z. b. V. 40 and became head of the Panzertruppenschule Wünsdorf in 1941.

Awards: 1914 Iron Cross 1st and 2nd Class, 1939 Clasp to Iron Cross 1st and 2nd Class, Tank Memorial Badge, WWI Wound Badge in Silver, Honor Cross of WWI, and Heer Long Service Award. More information about him can be found on the Internet. 

Extremely rare Tank Memorial Badge. Made from real silver. "800" silver hallmarked to the back. Hollow inside, so-called "hohl verbödet". The skull comes with cut-out eyes. Pinback. His initials "EV" were engraved on the back. Nice condition. Awarded for his service in WWI with the Schwere Kampfwagen-Abteilung. OLt. Volckheim was also involved in the Tank Battle of Villers-Bretonneux.

1914 Iron Cross 1st Class. Classic three-part construction with iron core. Replaced pin and catch.

WWII Wound Bage in Silver. Removed swastika. Probably made by Volckheim himself to wear as a WWI type. Tombak.

Heer breast eagle for the white summer tunic. Tombak.

His booklet "Die deutschen Kampfwagen im Weltkriege". Publised in 1923. 44 pages.

Engraved silver bowl. The center shows the Tank Memorial Badge and the lettering "FURCHTLOS UND TREU - Untffz-Corps der 5. Komp.Pz.Regt.5". "835" silver hallmarked and "WMF" maker marked on the bottom. Weight: 268 gr.

Engraved cigarette case. Silvered. Wooden inlay. Engraved to the top "Unserem hochverehrten Kompanie-Chef Herrn Hauptmann Volckheim zur freundlichen Erinnerung an seine Chef-Zeit in Schwerin vom 1.10.1933-31.7.1934 von seiner 2. Kompanie.". Size: 19.5x11.5 cm. The wooden inlay was repaired inside the top.

A photo showing him and his awards. Taken after 1945.


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