Prussia – Postcard – Remus Von Woyrsch – Autographed – PLM Winner
Remus von Woyrsch (1847-1920) was a Prussian General who served his country in three wars. He first served in the Austro-Prussian War of 1866, followed by the Franco-Prussian War of 1870-1871 where he was wounded and received the 1870 Iron Cross 2nd Class, and finally in WW I. He retired in 1911 as an ArmeeKorps commander and General der Infanterie. Like so many retired Generals, he was recalled to service with the outbreak of WW I. He was assigned to the Eastern Front initially as a Generaloberst and later as Generalfeldmarschall. He ultimately commanded Herresgruppe Woyrsch which was a combination of German and Austrian troops. When asked about the performance of Austrian troops he andswered that they had learned little since 1866.
In this postcard where he identified as General von Woyrsch he is seen with a staff officer and the two men almost look like brothers although the General looks a little more “prosperous”.
Von Woyrsch is standing with a walking stick. On hiss tunic he is proudly wearing his Pour le Mérite with Oak Leaves and the 1914 Iron Cross 1st Class. He has signed his name in black ink and there is a brief message under his signature.