Leibstandarte Adolf Hitler Soldbuch to Panzer Obergrenadier Arthur Buchheim who served in 4th Company,replacement Batallion of the Leibstandarte. In his photograph he is wearing his SS tunic with slip on LAH shoulder cyphers. On 29th June 1944 he was transferred to the Stab II Batallion ,Panzergrenadier Regiment 35,16th SS Panzergrenadier Division Reichsfuhrer SS.His 2nd Batallion was involved in one of the worst War crime atrocities in Europe when his unit commanded by SS Hauptsturmfuhrer Anton Galler entered the village of Sant'Anna di Stazzema on the morning of 12th August 1944 and murdered 560 villagers and refugees. At least 107 were children. He was issued this 2nd pattern Soldbuch while the Division was stationed in Bologna Italy, before it was moved to Hungary and finally Austria where the Division surrendered to the British at Klagenfurt. He was transferred from the 1st to the 2nd Batallion Staff Company with pages 2 and 23 signed by Obersturmfuhrer Karl Hennefeld former Co Adjutant of CO 10 and 3. Included is his Fuhrerschein (Driving License) signed by an Untersturmfuhrer. Two photographs, one showing a man in Luftwaffe Uniform possibly his brother with writing to the reverse ,and another of two women, perhaps his mother and sister are also included.
Published in 1939 in English by Hutchison and Co Plublishers Ltd in association with Hurst and Blackett Ltd, London.An unexpurgated edition with many illustrations throughout.Hardback.Burgandy leather Spine has crack to bottom corner.Gilt lettering and a gilt eagle with swastika to upper spine.Several pages inside have repairs to tears.Rare version.
Nice photographic record of a R.A.D.(Reicharbeitsdienst) Member's service.Nice cloth bound album with wooden plinth bearing word 'Erinnerungen' (Memories) to front and a R.A.D. sleeve badge in corner.Album tassle chords intact.
122 photos of members in Barracks,on parade in uniform,training and recreation.Nice album of a Labour Service member
High quality art paper certificate for a DRL Sports award presented to a Hermann Zofel.Translated as ''In recognition of the services to the spread of the German Physical Exercises and in appreciation of many years of successful work towards its goals.Hermann Zofel Of Gymnastics Club Sohland Spree is awarded this letter of Honour by the German Reich Federation for Physical Exercises District 8 Gau V''
His name and details are beautifully hand drawn in calligraphy style.Dated 19th August 1938 Dresden and signed by the Gaufuhrer.Certificate comes in a high quality carded folder with an embossed DRL eagle to the front.There is a white tassle to bottom.
The certificate and folder are themselves enclosed in a thick carded heavy duty blue folder with DRL in gilt lettering to front.
Two photographs one that is signed by Gustavsson on 10.2.1975 and another photograph that he has written details on the back and its location of Hamburg in 1944. Included is a hand written letter by Gustavsson written on 13.1.1987
Gustavsson was Commander of 3rd SS Flak Battalion of the 2nd SS Panzer Division 'Das Reich' in March 1945. On 3rd March he was allegedly awarded the Knights Cross but there was no official award documentation to support this. However this was common this late in the war. Modern historians and reference works tend to state he was not awarded the Knights Cross but some argue he was,he was however a highly decorated Officer .
Excellent condition and well filled in Wehrpass with details of many battles and engagements and wound details.As a Panzergrenadier he was involved in much frontline combat serving in famous battles and survived to the end and his official discharge.Extra photo included.All details including awards in a typed translation paper slip.
Rare civilian Award to Electrician Wilhelm Arnold on 20th April 1944 (Hitler's Birthday) at the Naval base at Wilhelmshaven the 'KRIEGSVERDIENSTMEDAILLE' for services to the German Navy.Signed by Admiral Erich Forste commanding the 'MARINEOBERKOMMANDOS NORDSEE' (Naval Region North Sea)
Book for tracing family history and lineage and checking for racial purity. Well filled in book with individuals ancestry.
Good condition spine and outer covers, however some page stitching loose and towards the back of the album are a number of pages which have never had the cards added. The first 125 photo cards are present with the last 100 never being added.
Carded print of Goring in his full Luftwaffe Uniform .Photo by Binder.Hermann Hillger Verlag(Publishing) Berlin.From an images folder of the German Youth book(Bildermappe der Deutschen Jugendbucherei)
Certificate to a Herr Barich for completing an introductory course in drawing from 15.11.38-18.2.39 and taking part in eight of eleven double lessons.
Has the D.A.F. recognised Vocational Education Stamp and a B.M.W. branch stamp for Eisenach .Certificate signed by the Training Department Head.
Certificate thanking a German 'FRAU' for her donation for the collection of Wool,fur,and winter things for the soldiers serving at the front.Her name is ink written followed by the words translated as 'For the donation to collect wool,fur and winter things for the front' . Beneath is fascimile signature of Dr Goebbels,the Reich minister for Propaganda.Printed by 'Waldheim-Eberle,WIEN .
Wallet size Atlas in burgandy leather wallet.Some damage to edges .Published by DKV-Drei Kegel Verlag Berlin.
Excellent condition postard issued for the Plebiscite on the annexation of Austria to become part of the Reich.Reverse has ink stamp that translates as 'On 10 April the leader says yes' urging people to vote for the union of Austria into the Reich.It also has postal stamp from Salzburg issued on the date of the Plebiscite 10.4.38. Rare to find this most cards are blank on reverse.
Seven photographs featuring Panzer troops,Infantry,Motorcycles,Cavalry,Barracks.One written details to back of named soldiers and their Infantry Division.
Dated Friday 2 June 1939 copy of Der Angriff(The Attack). Yellowed pages with age some cracks and tears to folds ,has extra supplements on sport and Movies.Approx 30 pages.
Nazi Magazine for women issued by the Frauenschaft( The Nazi Women's League) twice weekly and carried articles on the German mother and the role of the housewife.Front cover has colour image of the Feldherrnhalle Memorial in Munich
Very early 'Munchner Illustrierte Presse'( Munich Illustrated Press) newspaper from the Nazi era,just five days after coming to power dated 5th Feb 1933.In very fragile condition to edges and where it has been folded.