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Germany – Postcard – Wilhelm Souchon – Autographed – Vizeadmiral Kaiserliche Marine

SKU: 19-327

$550.00

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 – Wilhelm Souchon – Autographed – Vizeadmiral Kaiserliche Marine

Wilhelm Souchon (1864-1946) was a Vizeadmiral in the Kaiserliche Marine. He played an interesting part I the early war begining in 1914. As a Konteradmiral, he was the commanding oficer of a small squadron of two ships. They were the S.M.S. Goeben and the S.M.S. Breslau. Eventuall both of these ships were ceded to Turkey and along with their crews Souchon entered the Turkish Navy and the names of the two ships were changed. He remained as the head of the Ottoman Navy until 1917. He was granted the Pour le Mérite in 1916. In 1917 he returned to Germany and was promoted to Vizeadmiral. He was also given command of the IV. Battleship Squadron and later command of the kiel Naval Station.

The image of Souchon is a pen and pencil or charcoal sketch by the artist Karl Bauer. It shows him in profile wearing his Navy cap. On the reverse we see a brief message dated 1920 from Souchon which has been ailed to our collector friend Paul Baer.

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Germany – Postcard – Wilhelm Souchon – Autographed – Vizeadmiral Kaiserliche Marine

Wilhelm Souchon (1864-1946) was a Vizeadmiral in the Kaiserliche Marine. He played an interesting part I the early war begining in 1914. As a Konteradmiral, he was the commanding oficer of a small squadron of two ships. They were the S.M.S. Goeben and the S.M.S. Breslau. Eventuall both of these ships were ceded to Turkey and along with their crews Souchon entered the Turkish Navy and the names of the two ships were changed. He remained as the head of the Ottoman Navy until 1917. He was granted the Pour le Mérite in 1916. In 1917 he returned to Germany and was promoted to Vizeadmiral. He was also given command of the IV. Battleship Squadron and later command of the kiel Naval Station.

The image of Souchon is a pen and pencil or charcoal sketch by the artist Karl Bauer. It shows him in profile wearing his Navy cap. On the reverse we see a brief message dated 1920 from Souchon which has been ailed to our collector friend Paul Baer.