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Soldier’s Album with His Medals and the Award Document (A Great Group) (Item ALBUM 2-1 & WEHR 26-14)

DESCRIPTION: This is what we would consider a little WWII treasure with all of 259 photographs inside; mostly all uniform pictures on several fronts, including Russia. He was a Sanitatsgefreiten assigned to Sanitatats Section 217. This translates to a medic or medical private in a first-aid detachment. A “Gefreiter” is a private. In 1939 a private in the infantry was called a “Shütze. In 1942 Hitler personally replaced the term ‘Shütze’ with the term ‘Grenadier’ as an homage to the armies of Frederick the Great. A Gefreiter was essentially a grenadier in the course of the horrible fratricidal war, WWII. Probably the most dangerous duty in the Wehrmacht, especially the infantry, was being a medical orderly, especially on the eastern front as the Russian snipers were delighted to have one of these people in their crosshairs because killing one of these brave men would ostensibly deprive wounded soldiers of any chance of combat survival. This was the way of that terrible conflict. In contrast to the actions described in the last paragraph, here is a special note:

PRICE: SOLD

 

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Army Photo Album (Item ALBUM 2-2)

DESCRIPTION: This is very neat little photo album in a green leatherette binding. This one has a great cover with a silver German helmet and sword laid at the left-top cover. The word “Erinnerungen” (remembrances) in gold is in the right-bottom corner. The first pages have some fine snapshots of the former owner and his Kameraden and a certain faithful Hund (dog) is seen with this soldier in one picture. Some great scenes of training, exercises, tomfoolery, and group photos abound. There are many pictures of the Wehrmacht invasion of red Russia, troop movements by rail, a great picture of a beer-drinking get-together, a Wehrmacht funeral with rifle salute, tank pictures, the excursion into France, and liberation of the Rhineland. French, white, and negroid prisoners, French West Indies volunteers now prisoners, and French Arabic volunteers in German captivity. Our soldier and his comrades enter Paris and there is a great picture of them at the top of the Eiffel Tower. Many pictures of various German soldiers who were comrades of the owner of the album—about 147 pictures practically all are of military men and scenes. The album measures 8 x 10 inches and is about an inch thick. It’s in nice shape with a couple of the pages coming loose.

PRICE: SOLD

 

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Family Album (Item ALBUM 2-3)

DESCRIPTION: This to us is the greatest album of them all. Why? Because it is the most personal one we have ever seen and when held in the hands it sums up the feelings and sentiments of the lives and fate of the humankind the nobility of our race and motherland. Here is the story in pictures of one family’s history, its marriages, it gentlemen and ladies, its children, its grandchildren, its homes, its churches, its schooling. There are written histories and poems by family members, the old, the young, the births and deaths are clearly shown in the pictures. There probably was never an album that has such clear explanations under each and every picture so wonderfully sorted out and labeled. The family is from the “kleines Dorf” (small village) of Germersheim on the Rhein, or so it seems to indicate that this was the family’s home from 1920-1922. It was also based in Kaiserlautern. There are some great pictures of family members in the uniform of the Kaiser’s army. There are great clear pictures of beautiful children of that age in school and at play. Throughout the album the Germanophile will be struck by the sheer beauty of the Deutsches Vaterland. The poem and sonnets throughout speak of duty, love, patriotism, great pictures all the way and finally we get up into 1933, the year of Hitler’s ascension to power. We still see WWI scenes and then pictures of one of the boys, now a soldier in Wehrmacht uniform, who fell for Germany early in the Russian campaign. There are pages devoted to “Vetter Karl” and Vetter Kurt in their snappy Wehrmacht uniforms plus their SA and Labor Corps garb—I said the family was patriotic. Another shows Karl in the outfit of a naval flak-duty sailor. Kurt is shown in cavalry service in Russia. Family members are pictured in the ranks of the Hitler Youth and BDM. There are many pictures of the young family members in the service of the Reich political and military army, navy, air force. Many did not return from the war and there are pictures of war graves. The pictures in the last pages go into the 1950s and the last shows a beautiful picture of an elderly couple sitting and reflecting on the past of this wonderfully Germanic family. They were photographed on a bench in the beautiful Bavarian Forest. The very last picture is a cross upon a mountaintop with a wonderful poem handwritten below. Are you enough of a Germanophile to love this as we do? Deutschland über alles!. This, as far as we are concerned, is the best photo album we have ever offered or even ever seen. Why? Because it is almost alive in its message of a family typical of my Teutonic roots and possibly yours.

PRICE:   $550.00

 

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Fat Bertha

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Enemy Shipping Trhough U-Boat Perriscope

A Fine Photo Album From The 1st Artillery Regt No.  37 (Item ALBUM 2-4 & WEHR 28-9 )

DESCRIPTION: This is one of the early photo albums that were sold to soldiers to keep their personal pictures in. The first 3 pages feature prints of V. Blomberg,- V Fritsch, the general, staff officers, The Grand admiral, Raider and then over 125 pictures from the original owner’s life as a soldier of the Reich. It starts with some pictures of this family and their little church, works up through his membership in various German hiking clubs and the Hitler Youth. A local town band is featured. A brother or friend is a sailor of the German War Time Navy and is shown several times in the album. There are various celebrations; such as Christmas. A nice photo of the Zepplin Hindenberg Anti Aircraft Guns. “Soldiors – Soldiers – Soldiers” All types of artillery from field pieces to mighty 88_ riffle drills Calvary troops. Troop photos, some great pictures of equestrian subjects, more artillery at base and at the front. One lovely picture shows the soldiers and a great looking horse with a sign that says the mighty artillery from Alte Fritz (Fredrich the Great) It is the crown of all weapons. Great encampment scenes, more artillery, great Calvary parade scenes, pictures of the owner’s father in Wehrmacht uniform with his mother, Atlantic wall gun emplacements, the beach (soon to be bloodied). A great set of photos supplied by the Kriegsmarine friend of pictures taken through a U-Boat periscope of enemy ships about to be torpedoed. Some family pictures at the last section and finally a picture of our soldier and his lovely bride. Truly a superior German album of WWII. Cover is 10 ½ in x 7 ½ in. Cover great with fine silver embossed army Eagle, but the Heilege Swastika has been removed. The string cord is in the N.S. colors.

PRICE: SOLD

 

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One is an Angel!

German WWII Photo Album (Item ALBUM 2-5 & WEHR 28-10 )

DESCRIPTION: This particular album is one of the finest of them all. 100% complete with all photos there where they always were with none missing or replaced. It starts with the owner’s picture with a comrade next to him. Beside this a portrait style picture of the owner. All together there are 91 pictures, practically all have soldiers in them in duty, in recreation, in training. His comrades and his realities in the service are depicted. One scene shows the unit soldiers posing with their bottles of good German beer while they display an identification postcard showing their designation 1st Batterie 1/211. We figure this is a field artillery unit. On the cover is an embossed Coat of Arms with the legend. (In Memory of my service time) The pictures  show artillery pieces being loaded on ship or truck. The pictures are typical of “Soldatenleben” (Soldier Life) on the front and at the base. Pictures of the many crosses in the field tell the morbid side of war. Also shown is a picture of a soldier returning to his family with an amputated leg. There are scenes of soldiers in camo. We assume these pictures are from the 1st part of the Russian Campaign. There is an identified picture of a young soldier Johann Tacnanowski (Getallen) (KIA) 8/11/43. Sad memories mixed with duty, devotion and pride of country and people by brave soldiers of the Reich.

PRICE: $300.00 

 

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A Soldier Album (Item ALBUM 2-6)

DESCRIPTION: This is an excellent little album from a soldier in the INA Company of the Infantry Regt. No. 20. The cover being the typical one issued to men of the regt. by their commanding officer to keep their military memories in. The cover has the embossed Army Eagle with the lettering. This cover is in very excellent condition as are all the pages. The cover measures 10 ½ x 7 ½ inches. There are 71 pages to include what I think is a “great” studio photo of the soldier owner with helmet in the front. There is a slight rip in the face portion of this picture but it still looks good and quite dramatic. The other pictures are mostly from his Wehrmacht training, camp scenes, officers, comrades, rifle practice, machine gun instruction, and finally some pictures of the French Liberation. There are a couple of pictures that are “priceless” of an officer teaching a recruit “The Goose Step”. These two shots are more than worth the price of the album.

PRICE: SOLD

 

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A Great Luftwaffe Album (Item ALBUM 2-7 & LUFT 16-8 )

DESCRIPTION: This is a gem! A mint condition album with 163 photos practically all being with Luftwaffe personnel. None of the often encountered mountains, trees, churches, etc. The album starts out with a dozen pictures of a wedding of a Luftwaffe Officer and his pretty bride; other comrades are shown. Just great shots from happy pre war days; then the scene shifts to war time pictures and the German Liberation of various lands – France, Belgium, etc. There is a dignified military funeral with 21 gun salute, a soldier with his pet dog, Luftwaffe band, various fellow soldier portrait pictures, RR Train pictures of troops heading for the front, and much, much more. A very nice album for the Luftwaffe or general WWII collector. The album has a fine leatherette cover with the words Kriegserinnerungen (War Memories) and an embossed Luftwaffe Eagle in silver. A black, red, white (National colors) cord is used to it’s the album together. The album measures 12 ¼ x 8 inches.

PRICE: SOLD

 

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The regiment in WWI
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Sans Souci
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A Photo Album – One of the Best Ever! (Item ALBUM 2-8 & WEHR 30-4)
DESCRIPTION: One hundred and sixty-six pictures comprise this great German Army photo album. Start with the beautiful cover in what looks to be leather with the Stalhelm Helmet With eagle and swastika shield and the words Meine Dienstzeit (My service). Then on the first page there is a great picture of General Field Marshall Paul Von Hindenburg with a German General who is shown on the next page mounted on a white horse. After these two great openers then we have many pictures of what can be deduced as the 5th Company Jager Regiment. We assume this because of a group picture found inside. There are some classic photos of the regiment at the Heuberg in 1928, when it was part of the Reichswehr ( before Hitler). Their visitations to famous Germanic locations such as Sans Souci and the new palace in Potsdam with its famous windmill, the Brandenberg Gate and Graf Zeppelin are shown. The regiment is pictured in landing craft and on ship board of a boat in harbor. Training exercizes are shown with artillery pieces and machine guns are also displayed; a visit to the famed Kyhauser Denkmal (I have also visited it) and now they are in the 2nd World War uniforms, sking, camping, their officers, their Kasserne, parades, forced marches, cavalry maneuvers and just one after the other of pictures of the men of the Regt in many situation photos. The album measures 12 ½ x 9. As we said -- one of the very “Best”!

PRICE: $350.00

 

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Blood Order winners
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Jacob Grimminger with Blood Flag
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The Führer enters the scene
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Ceremony at Mahnmal
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The Feldherrenhalle SA

An Official Album from the SS Fuss Standarte
In Commemoration of Nov. 9th
(Item ALBUM 2-9 & SS 34-6)

DESCRIPTION: Here is possible the best and most historically important SS album that you will ever see. That is if the tradition and deep historical meaning of Nov. 9th is observed. The first SS Fuss (foot) Standarte was originally formed in Munich (Hauptstadt Der Bewegung - Head city of the movement). The Standarte was a component of the SS Oberabschnitte “Sud,” which was originally formed in 1929 and thus was actually the oldest of all the SS Oberabschnitte. On August 25, 1936 the first SS Fuss Standarte was allocated the honor cuff title “Julius Schreck.”  Schreck was instrumental in the formation of the SA in 1921 and in 1923 he helped form the SA Stabswache (headquarter Guards); they acted as Hitler’s personal bodyguards. After the failed Munich Putsch on Nov 9, 1923 in which he participated, Scheck was jailed in Landsburg prison until released in 1925. In that year Schreck and Emil Maurice established a bodyguard regiment for Adolf Hitler. This was to be known as the Strosstrupp Adolf Hitler and this eventually became the Schutzstaffel (Security guard) and Schreck was in command of this unit. Later, having served his purpose in this important pursuit, he resigned his command position and wanting to be close to his Fuhrer he now became Hitler’s personal Chauffer until ill health forced him to resign in early 1936. On May 16, 1936 Julius Schreck passed away due to meningitis. He was given an elaborate state funeral and the Fuhrer gave a beautiful eulogy. Schreck was posthumously promoted to SS Brigadefuhrer and the 1st SS Fuss-Standarte received the honorary title “Julius Schreck.”  They proudly wore this cuff title in memory of “Unser Schreck.” The SS foot regiment No. 1 Munich became the “keepers of the flame” so to speak. Many collectors think that the  SS-LAH Leibstandarte Adolf Hitler were the guards of Honor  in such revered places such as the Mahnmal at the Feldherenhalle and the tombs of the martyrs in the Konigsplatz. This is essentially incorrect. It was in fact the men of the 1st Fuss Standarte that were given this prestigious honor. When the original participants would gather each year to recreate the March from the Burgerbraukeller to the Feldherrenhalle, the marching units of this Standarte would follow up the path of the notables in firm proud step. With their Standarte band playing Ich Hatt einen Kameraden, they were the official ceremonial troop of the city of Munich’s celebration of No. 9th. It was always two of these men of the 1st Standarte who stood as Guards of Honor each day and night (24-7) in front of the Mahnmal the plaque that stood across from the Bavarian Royal Residence. This was at the left side of the Feldherrenhalle if one were to view it from the front. No place was more sacred to the NSDAP and the German people at that time. If one would find themselves proceeding down that side street where the monument stood they were compelled by law to give the “Deutschen Gruss” the German stiff armed salute!  But if one chose they could proceed down the right side passage dubbed by the Hitler Youth the “Judengasse” or Jewish Street. and this person would be ridiculed with various epitaphs that the H.J. and SA members who might be there would cast at him. Today, when some person who harbors forbidden NS or even nationalistic feeling walks past that side of the Feldherrenhalle and he/she wishes to honor the martyrs they will invariably cross the street and rub the nose of the stone lion that is in front of the Bavarian royal residence. Then they will go on their merry way secure in the knowledge that they have shown their respect for the fallen but also feeling that they have performed an act (no matter how small) that wouldn’t sit well with the occupiers and ‘Volksverrator.”

The album is absolutely marvelous with a cover in black patent leather with the words in deeply embossed silver.  At the top if says “Und Ihr Habt Doch Gesiegt  9. Nov 1934" Translated: And yet you prevailed! Under this the German National eagle is seen and the title SS Fuss Standarte 1 Munchen.  The album measures 12" x 9" (big) and about 1 ½" thick and contains 36 crisp clear original glossy photos produced by the official Reichs photographer Heinrich Hoffman. The pictures are all 7" x 5" in size, each and every one of them is in the superlative Hoffmann quality. The album was assembled as a presentation from the Standarte and given in very limited numbers to various Party functionaries who were “Blood Order” winners or very important Party and SS functionaries.  We are told by a responsible source who is an astute historian in Munich that only about 20 of these albums were ever produced. The pictures inside are dealing mostly with the SS Fuss Standarte’s functions at the Nov 9, 1934 Commemoration Event. You will see them at the beginning of the album forming up for the ceremonies and then there is a great picture of the officers of the Standarte. You will see them with a civilian or two in front of the Feldherrenhalle in unposed pictures. SS Obergruppenfuhrer Kurt Daluege is seen in several pictures as he speaks to the various officials and “Partigenossen.” Gauleiter Adolf Wagner is also in several photos. There are several pictures that show SS men and officers of the Standarte milling around before the start of the official ceremonies. Hans Schemm (Gauleiter) is also seen amongst the notables. Julius Streicher founder of the newspaper “Der Sturmer” is seen with Schemm and Wagner. Keep in mind that these pictures were never published in any magazine, book or periodical. They were used for this album only. Reichleiter Max Ammon and Ulrich Graff are seen here also. Graff who was Hitler’s bodyguard is in one of the photos. He was the Party member who took several bullets that were aimed at the Fuhrer during the 1923 Putsch. He and many of the “Blood Order” recipients, although they had SS membership, are seen wearing the Brown Shirts of the SA in commemoration of the Putsch. At that time in ’23 this is the uniform that they wore. There is a group picture of “Blood Order” recipients flanked by guards of the 1st Fuss Standarte. You will see groups of Hitler Youth boys and Deutsche Jugend as they assemble and March by. There is a great picture of the SS Fuss Standarte as they are marching in the Hofgaren followed up by their official band. There are several pictures of them in formation and as they honor the wearers of the “Blood Order.” There is a great photo of Jakob Grimminger with the Sacred Blutfahne (“the Blood flag”).  Hitler and Rudolf Hess are seen as they arrive.This is the only picture slightly marred due to the fact that Hitler threw his arm into the Seig Heil Salute as he greets the assemblage, he did this just as the camera shutter clicked thereby rather ruining what would have been a brilliant photo BUT this one picture should prove that this album's pictures were never meant for publication. The installation of the 1st Standarte Guards are seen at the Erenmal.or Mahnmal; one precious scene is shown as Heinrich Hoffmann takes a photo of the installation. Of the memory wreath in the second to last picture, you see the motivated people extending their arms in the “Deutsches Gruss”as they stand across the street from the Ehrenmal. The last but far from the least picture is a great glorious portrayal of the elite “SA Feldherrenhalle Standarte” as they are seen with their Deutschland Erwache Standards at the fore. If ever an album could be called “magnificent” this would certainly be the one. This should be placed in an important archive collection.

PRICE: This album is in the collection of the owner of this site and is shown for historical interest, but is not for sale!

 

 

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Allgemeine SS Photo Album (ALBUMS 2-10)

DESCRIPTION: Here is, in our opinion, one of the greatest Allgemeine SS albums ever brought forth -- 137 photos in great condition; almost all of them are pictures of the men in uniform. At the beginning is a picture of a grinning SS trooper looking up at the camera; we think we can safely assume that this is the man whose album this belonged to. His rank seems to be SS Scharfuhrer. After this picture there are about 29 pictures all 2 ½"  x 3 ½"  snapshot style of an Allgemeine shooting exercise using 22 caliber Mauser training rifles.I hope the scores were accepted because the score keeper has a bottle of booze right there... on his scoring table...it is right at the table with him and he seems to admire it greatly! There is a page that is quite hilarious in that several troopers are downing bottles of hard stuff while at hand grenade practice! The album shows many pictures of what we call Kameradenschaft: The true Band of Brothers. There is a picture of the men saluting a couple emerging from an SS wedding, a few pictures of the owner's little daughter with Grandpa, some great sports pictures, lots of beer drinking, the Bavarian National Pass time -- only after that comes skiing for instance, and more rifle practice along with mock boxing. In 1940, just a great Allgemeine SS album and really very reasonably priced.

PRICE: $1.400.00

 

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