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Genmaj. von Seckendorff - Knight's Cross recipient field tunic, documents & photos

Genmaj. von Seckendorff - Knight's Cross recipient field tunic, documents & photos

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PERIOD 1918 — 1945
COUNTRY Deutschland
MATERIAL
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LOT K-6664
EAN 2000000520209
LOT K-6664
PERIOD 1918 — 1945
COUNTRY Deutschland
EAN 2000000520209
MATERIAL
DIMENSIONS
PERIOD 1918 — 1945
COUNTRY Deutschland
LOT K-6664
MATERIAL
DIMENSIONS
EAN 2000000520209
Germany 1918 - 1945
Genmaj. von Seckendorff - Knight's Cross recipient field tunic, documents & photos


Description

Grouping to Knight's Cross recipient Generalmajor Erich Freiherr von Seckendorff (1897 - 1944). He was killed in action on 23. September 1944 near Lagarde, France serving as as commander of 113. Panzer-Brigade. Erich Freiherr von Seckendorff lies buried in Bad Windsheim-Obernzenn, Bavaria.

Heer privately purchased field tunic to Oberstleutnant Erich Freiherr von Seckendorff. It is exactly the same tunic shown on a portrait photo (modern replica) part of this grouping. He also wears his Knight's Cross on that photo. The grouping offers three more original photographs showing him wearing exactly this tunic. Two photos also show his Knight's cross worn with this tunic.

Period time attached insignia. Machine-attached collar tabs. Hand-attached breast eagle. Complete buttons. One quite loose.

Originally attached buttons to the inside of the collar to attach his Knight's Cross. Loops for a ribbon bar as well as his 1939 Iron Cross clasp and one more award. 
Fine silk lining. No name tag. A catch to attach his officer's dagger.

Some moth holes. Medium size. Extremely rare.

Original documents:

- Letter of congratulation sent and signed by General der Panzertruppe Hans-Valentin Hube. He sends his best wishes to Freiherr von Seckendorffs engagement. 

- A document confirming he was badly wounded and therefore entitled to receive a radio.

- Document "Zur Lage der Pz-Division".

- 3 page letter sent by "Heiner Kreis" on important information on his unit

- 2 letters (hand-written) sent by the commender of Schützen-Regiment 114

- a letter sent by General der Panzertruppe Werner Kempf (Knight's Cross with oak leaf) thanking von Seckendorff for his wishes for the Oak Leaves. Original ink signature.
 

A personal card.

Replica documents:

Fotocopies of two award certificates, two IDs and one portrait photo.
 

Photos:

54 original photos documenting his time during WWI and WWI. Several show him wearing his Knight's Cross. The grouping offers three original photographs showing him wearing the tunic which ships with this tunic. Two photos also show his Knight's cross worn with this tunic.

The grouping furthermore contains cut parts of the original graves sashes placed on his grave at the day of the funeral.


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