46th Contemporary History Auction

Bidding on 1890 lots has ended on 6th March 2022. 91% of all lots sold

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Personal Franco-Prussian War 1870 diary of a German officer

Personal Franco-Prussian War 1870 diary of a German officer

Personal Franco-Prussian War 1870 diary of a German officer

LOT 57-0365
SOLD
Auction ended        5th March 2022  |  06:02 pm CET
RESULT
845,00
EXCL. BUYER’S PREMIUM: 22,50 %

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PERIOD until 1918
COUNTRY Imperial Germany
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LOT 57-0365
EAN 2000000532196
LOT 57-0365
PERIOD until 1918
COUNTRY Imperial Germany
EAN 2000000532196
MATERIAL
DIMENSIONS
MAKER
WEIGHT
PERIOD until 1918
COUNTRY Imperial Germany
LOT 57-0365
MATERIAL
DIMENSIONS
EAN 2000000532196
MAKER
WEIGHT
Imperial Germany
Personal Franco-Prussian War 1870 diary of a German officer


Description

Small pocket-size notebook used by a German officer to document his time at the Franco-Prussian War in 1870/71. An extremely rare piece of history that was never available on the market before!

There are 36 hand-written pages with a lot of information on his unit. There are sketches of maps or campaigns! Numbers and facts about his men.

Towards the end of the book, there are another 62 hand-written pages, the actual war diary. It begins with "Tagebuch vom 26. Juli 1870 Feldzug gegen Frankreich" (diary from 26.7.1870 campaign against France. The last entry dates 27.3.1871. His handwriting is fairly easy to read.

There are another 15 pages with general notes. Some relate to his time as an officer.

Extremely rare and important!


Condition
2-
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