Germany – Postcard – Karl von Bulow – Autographed
Karl von Bülow (1846-1921) was a WW I Generalfeldmarschall. He lead one of the two invading German armies of Belgium through which an attack on Paris was planned. His timidity as a commander and his slowness in execution of the plan stalled the offensive and lead to the Battle of Marne. His promotion to Generalfeldmarschall came in January 1915 the same month that he suffered a heart attack. He was granted the Pour le Mérite in April 1915 and never took the field again.
This postcard shows von Bülow neck order which is not the PLM so this is probably from 914 as he does have the ribbon for the 1914 Iron Cross 2nd Class.
The autograph is on the reverse of the postcard. It is signed “v. Bülow Generalfeldmarschall. It is dated in Berlin February 6, 1920.
It was mailed to Paul Baer who acquired many of the signed items that we are offering.