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Autographed Original Photograph of Ewald von Lochow - General der Infanterie - Orden Pour le Mérite with Oak Leaves - Commander of III. Armeekorps

Autographed Original Photograph of Ewald von Lochow - General der Infanterie - Orden Pour le Mérite with Oak Leaves - Commander of III. Armeekorps

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General der Infanterie Ewald von Lochow (1855-1942) was a senior commander in the Imperial German Army, recognized for his leadership and strategic acumen during World War I. Early in the war, he commanded the III. Armeekorps, participating in numerous early battles. Under the command of Kronprinz Wilhelm in the V. Armee, von Lochow’s military career saw significant action, including briefly taking command of the V. Armee when Wilhelm stepped down.

Von Lochow's military service was highly decorated. He was awarded the Orden Pour le Mérite in January 1915 and the Oak Leaves in November 1915, reflecting his exceptional contributions to the war effort. This original photograph, printed on postcard stock, captures von Lochow from the waist up, showcasing his military decorations. He is seen wearing the ribbon for the 1914 Iron Cross 2nd Class with the jubilee leaves for the 1870 Iron Cross 2nd Class, and the 1914 Iron Cross 1st Class. At his throat, he wears the prestigious Pour le Mérite with Oak Leaves.

The photograph is signed and dated 22 January 1920. Despite showing some wear around the edges, the photograph remains a rare and valuable piece of WWI history. It provides a personal glimpse into the life and career of a key military figure, making it a prized collectible for enthusiasts.

  • Historical Relevance: Commanded III. Armeekorps, brief command of V. Armee
  • Awards: Orden Pour le Mérite (1915), Oak Leaves (1915), Iron Cross 2nd Class (1914), Iron Cross 1st Class (1914)
  • Appearance: Full uniform with numerous decorations
  • Condition: Excellent with minor edge wear

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Cultural Connection: Von Lochow's decorated career and leadership are often highlighted in historical documentaries and simulations, offering a tangible link to the past for enthusiasts and collectors.

Condition Notes: The photograph is in excellent condition with a bold signature, showing minor wear around the edges. It stands as a valuable piece for collectors of WWI memorabilia.

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