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Germany – Postcard – Karl Litzmann – Autographed – PLM Winner

SKU: 19-333

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General der Infanterie Karl Litzmann (1850-1936) was a WW I General who fought on the Eastern Front for the entire war. As a young man he fought in the Franco-Prussian War of 1870-1871. He would receive the 1870 Iron Cross 2nd Class for bravery in that war. Like so many older Generals he was returned to duty with the outbreak of WW I. He was a major hero of the Battle of Lódź for which he was awarded the Pour le Mérite in November. He rose to command the XXXX. Reserve-ArmeeKorps and would receive the Pour le Mérite with Oak Leaves….

 

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Germany – Postcard – Karl Litzmann – Autographed – PLM Winner

General der Infanterie Karl Litzmann (1850-1936) was a WW I General who fought on the Eastern Front for the entire war. As a young man he fought in the Franco-Prussian War of 1870-1871. He would receive the 1870 Iron Cross 2nd Class for bravery in that war. Like so many older Generals he was returned to duty with the outbreak of WW I. He was a major hero of the Battle of Lódź for which he was awarded the Pour le Mérite in November. He rose to command the XXXX. Reserve-ArmeeKorps and would receive the Pour le Mérite with Oak Leaves.

After the end of WW I he would retire again and become a politician. He also joined the Nazi party in 1929 and was a member of the SA.

The postcard shows Litzmann wearing a tunic with shoulder boards which show his rank of General der Infanterie. He is wearing the Pour le Mérite with Oak Leaves.

His clear and bold signature in black ink is across the lower portion of his tunic. On the reverse we see a message signed again by Litzmann and addressed to Paul Baer in 1920.

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Germany – Postcard – Karl Litzmann – Autographed – PLM Winner

General der Infanterie Karl Litzmann (1850-1936) was a WW I General who fought on the Eastern Front for the entire war. As a young man he fought in the Franco-Prussian War of 1870-1871. He would receive the 1870 Iron Cross 2nd Class for bravery in that war. Like so many older Generals he was returned to duty with the outbreak of WW I. He was a major hero of the Battle of Lódź for which he was awarded the Pour le Mérite in November. He rose to command the XXXX. Reserve-ArmeeKorps and would receive the Pour le Mérite with Oak Leaves.

After the end of WW I he would retire again and become a politician. He also joined the Nazi party in 1929 and was a member of the SA.

The postcard shows Litzmann wearing a tunic with shoulder boards which show his rank of General der Infanterie. He is wearing the Pour le Mérite with Oak Leaves.

His clear and bold signature in black ink is across the lower portion of his tunic. On the reverse we see a message signed again by Litzmann and addressed to Paul Baer in 1920.