Otto Weddigen was the earliest of the German U-Boat commanders to capture the hearts of the German people. In the second month of the war, he and the crew of his tiny U-Boat U-9 sank three British Cruisers in an hour. For this act he received the 1914 Iron Crosses 1st and 2nd Class. All other members of his crew received the 1914 Iron Cross 2nd Class. A month later when he sank another British Cruiser, he received both the Knight’s Cross with Swords of the Hohenzollern House Order and the Orden Pour le Mérite. He died early in 1915 when his new command, the U-29, was rammed and sunk by a British battleship. He is seen here with his wife. He is wearing the PLM at his throat, along with the 1914 Iron Cross 1st Class and the ribbon for the 1914 Iron Cross 2nd Class. The surface of this postcard has some crazing to it. Our price reflects the imperfection. This postcard was removed from a photo album.