Germany – Photograph – Hugo Freiherr Von Freytag-Loringhoven – Autographed
Hugo Freiherr von Freytag-Loringhoven (1855-1924) was a long time General staff officer serving as the Chief of Staff to Erich von Falkenhayn and as the Prussian assigned to the Austro-Hhungarian General Staff. When von Falkenhayn fell out of favor and Hindenburg was assigned to be the new Chief of the General Staff, he brought Ludendorff with him to assume the role of key assistant and von Freytag-Loringhoven was assigned to other duties.
He was promoted to his final position of General der Infanterie on 4 April 1918. His signature and rank appear below his photograph so it was signed after April 1918 and you can see the two pips of his rank on his shoulder boards He is wearing two neck orders, a large medal bar, and a breast star.