GERMANY WWII MAPS, PHOTOS, ALBUMS, AND OTHER PAPER ITEMS
#BP8 Pre-WWII Kriegsmarine Photo Album of Kürt Krüger
Impressive pre-WWII Kriegsmarine sailor's photo album that once belonged to a young sailor named Kürt Krüger. The album shows the life of a sailor in the Kriegsmarine in the years leading up to WWII. There are many photos of Kürt and his friends, and he is easy to spot in many of photos in various uniforms. There are photos of his schooling and graduating class. There are training photos in various ships including early U-boats such as U-1 and several photos from training inside these vessels. There are some post cards put in the album from various bases and monuments. There are photos from operations, including photos from missions in support of the Spanish Civil War. Other photos include Kriegsmarine exercises and demonstrations, as well as some general sights such as jumping dolphins and life on the ships. A few of the photo corners have been replaced, and when the photo album was found it had a loose edelweiss flower picked for good luck and sandwiched in one of the pages which is now protected by a clear archival sleeve. Album contains 100+ photos, post cards, and Kürt's swimming qualification. We have not done further research on the group, Kürt likely did not survive WWII, based on the fact he was eventually training on u-boats and those crews had the highest casualty rate during the war and there is no photos from once hostilities began. This is a unique opportunity to see life in the pre-WWII kriegsmarine, showing the uniforms they wore, their training, as well as places and vessels they sailed. $650
#BP9 Heer Family Photo Album
Impressive wartime photo album from a family with many members serving in the German Heer (Army). Many impressive Heer uniform shots, including very clear shots of enlisted uniforms model M36 to M43 and one soldier holding a Jäger field cap. It appears some of these soldiers were stationed in France, as it seems most photos with structures are in Germany and France, as well as some French road signs. Some post cards have also been placed in the album, which is pretty typical. We have not done any research on this large family album, and we are not sure how many photos may or may not have information on the reverse. A very nice and in depth wartime Heer album with 250+ photos from a family that was deeply involved with the organization. $350
#G2027 German Military Map of Russia M 36-125 Kirowograd 1944 'Kirovograd Offensive'
Original German military map of Russia, M 36-125 Kirowograd 1944. This region is now part of Ukraine. Very good condition, shows typical aging and has been period folded for use in the map case. $65
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#G2019 Death Card for Franz Lindbauer a Fallschirmjäger KIA Battle of the Bulge
Death card for Franz Lindbauer who was a Fallshirmjäger killed in the Battle of the Bulge 9 January 1945 in Luxemburg.
"Franz Lindlbauer is now resting in the war cemetery in Sandweiler among the unknowns. He could not be unequivocally identified during the remodeling work in the original grave site, so he was buried as an "unknown soldier" in the Sandweiler Cemetery. Name and personal data of Franz Lindlbauer are also listed in the memorial book of the Kriegsgraberstatten. You are welcome to order an excerpt from us. Please note that some Freundhofen do not have the current version, so your relative's name may not be listed there yet. If Franz Lindlbauer is related to you, and you want to be informed by us about changes in status, please fill out the form below. Please carefully check on the basis of your documents, whether it is really your relatives. If you are not sure, please state this in the text box of the form."
A FJ death card for a soldier killed in the Battle of the Bulge is very rare. $75
#G2020 Late War Soldbuch to a young Artillery Soldier
Very nice exampled of a Soldbuch, issued late war to a young artillery soldier. This example is near mint, and rare to find in this condition. $125
#G2023 Third Reich Postcard Set
This is a very complete set of Third Reich postcards that focus on architecture, including projects that were never even completed. The set also includes the original fine paper bag that the cards came in. I think whoever bought this added some extra post cards to the package. Nice set with 14 post cards which is pretty good value for the price. $60
#G2022 FALLSHIRMSPRINGER Postcard
Appealing 'FALLSHIRMSPRINGER' postcard. Unused, excellent condition. $25
#G2021 Das Lied der Fallshirmjäger Postcard
Appealing 'Das Lied der Fallshirmjäger postcard featuring the song of the paratroopers. Unused, excellent condition. $25
#G2025 Small German Taschen Atlas
Small German Taschen Atlas. This is small booklet is a pocket atlas containing maps of Europe. This booklet would have been useful for soldiers travelling on leave, or other people travelling during the era of the Third Reich. The booklet is named inside the cover, and has a little notes in it. Carried and actually used, but still in reasonably good condition. $25