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Germany – Postcard – Oskar Von Hutier – Autographed

SKU: 19-316

$500.00

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 – Oskar Von Hutier – Autographed

Oskar von Hutier (1857-1934) was a General der Infantrie and an important General during WW I. He began the war fighting on the Eastern Front commanding the XXI. Armeekorps. Later he would command the VIII. Armee during the Battle of Riga which his troops took. For this was awarded the Pour le Mérite. He was then transferred to the Western Front where he took command of XVIII. Armee. This unit was a major part of the famous Operation Michael which was the massive action in March 1918 which made tremendous progress and took great amounts of territory from the Allies. For his involvement in this he was bestowed with the Oak Leaves of the Pour le Mérite.

This postcard is a pen and ink or charcoal of him. He is wearing a pickelhaube with canvas foul weather cover. The twin pips of his rank are plainly see on his shoulder board. At his throat is the Pour le Mérite but without the Oak Leaves which would make this image prior to March 1918 while he was still on the Eastern Front. He retired from the army in 1919 and until his death was a firm believer that Germany and it’s army had been betrayed.

He has signed it both on the obverse with his rank and on the reverse. On the reverse above his signature there is a brief message. The postcard is dated 5 April 1919.

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Germany – Postcard – Oskar Von Hutier – Autographed

Oskar von Hutier (1857-1934) was a General der Infantrie and an important General during WW I. He began the war fighting on the Eastern Front commanding the XXI. Armeekorps. Later he would command the VIII. Armee during the Battle of Riga which his troops took. For this was awarded the Pour le Mérite. He was then transferred to the Western Front where he took command of XVIII. Armee. This unit was a major part of the famous Operation Michael which was the massive action in March 1918 which made tremendous progress and took great amounts of territory from the Allies. For his involvement in this he was bestowed with the Oak Leaves of the Pour le Mérite.

This postcard is a pen and ink or charcoal of him. He is wearing a pickelhaube with canvas foul weather cover. The twin pips of his rank are plainly see on his shoulder board. At his throat is the Pour le Mérite but without the Oak Leaves which would make this image prior to March 1918 while he was still on the Eastern Front. He retired from the army in 1919 and until his death was a firm believer that Germany and it’s army had been betrayed.

He has signed it both on the obverse with his rank and on the reverse. On the reverse above his signature there is a brief message. The postcard is dated 5 April 1919.