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Germany – Postcard – Lothar Von Arnauld De La Periere – Autographed – PLM Winner and Leading U Boot Commander

SKU: 19-321

$750.00

We recently acquired a large collection of signed postcards, private photos, letters, etc. of German Admirals, Generals, etc. Many of these items were acquired by a single collector who would write to the subject and receive in return a signed photograph, postcard, letter. Etc. The name of this collector was Paul Baer and his name appears on many of the items offered….

 

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Germany – Postcard – Lothar Von Arnauld De La Periere – Autographed – PLM Winner and Leading U Boot Commander

Autographed postcard of Kapitänleutnant Lothar von Arnaud de la Periére (1886-1941). His was among the most amazing stories of the Kaiserliche Marine during WW I. He commanded the U-35 and U-139 in the Mediterranean. During his career he sank a total of 194 ships worth 454,000 tonnes. He was the leading submarine commander of all time regardless of what Navy. He did this using his deck gun for the most part. The U-35 and U-139 expended only seventy-four torpedoes during the war with thirty-nine hits. He took all possible precautions to preserve life of his foes. He did not adhere to unrestricted submarine warfare which was more common in the Atlantic and the waters separating Germany and England. He was awarded the Pour le Mérite in 1916 and the Knights Cross with Swords of the Hohenzollern House Order. He also received decorations from Austria and Turkey.

He remained in the Reichsmarine after the war and later having retired he was recalled to the Kriegsmarine where he was appointed Vizeadmiral in February 1941. He was killed later that month in an air crash in Paris under what felt were suspicious circumstances.

This postcard is autographed in Berlin in 1919. His bold signature in black ink appears at the bottom. On the reverse there is a short message penned by him. The name of the original recipient has been crossed out. The overall condition of the postcard is very fine. This is the very first postcard of Lothar von Arnaud de la Periére that we have ever acquired. When it comes to U-Boot commanders he is the Manfred von Richthofen of the day.

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Germany – Postcard – Lothar Von Arnauld De La Periere – Autographed – PLM Winner and Leading U Boot Commander

Autographed postcard of Kapitänleutnant Lothar von Arnaud de la Periére (1886-1941). His was among the most amazing stories of the Kaiserliche Marine during WW I. He commanded the U-35 and U-139 in the Mediterranean. During his career he sank a total of 194 ships worth 454,000 tonnes. He was the leading submarine commander of all time regardless of what Navy. He did this using his deck gun for the most part. The U-35 and U-139 expended only seventy-four torpedoes during the war with thirty-nine hits. He took all possible precautions to preserve life of his foes. He did not adhere to unrestricted submarine warfare which was more common in the Atlantic and the waters separating Germany and England. He was awarded the Pour le Mérite in 1916 and the Knights Cross with Swords of the Hohenzollern House Order. He also received decorations from Austria and Turkey.

He remained in the Reichsmarine after the war and later having retired he was recalled to the Kriegsmarine where he was appointed Vizeadmiral in February 1941. He was killed later that month in an air crash in Paris under what felt were suspicious circumstances.

This postcard is autographed in Berlin in 1919. His bold signature in black ink appears at the bottom. On the reverse there is a short message penned by him. The name of the original recipient has been crossed out. The overall condition of the postcard is very fine. This is the very first postcard of Lothar von Arnaud de la Periére that we have ever acquired. When it comes to U-Boot commanders he is the Manfred von Richthofen of the day.