You are bidding on a SUPERB and 100% original WW2 German Wehrmacht autographed photo of Premier Paul Giesler & Elite SS-Obergruppenfuhrer Herbert Gille! Unlike most of the autographs you see, this is a WARTIME signed photo (not post-war).
Paul Giesler (15 June 1895 – 8 May 1945) was a German was the Premier (Minister President) of Bavaria from November 2, 1942 to April 28, 1945. He died on May 8, 1945 when Germany surrendered.
Herbert Otto Gille (8 March 1897 – 26 December 1966) was a high-ranking German Elite commander, and commanded Division Wiking during World War II. He was a recipient of the Knight’s Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves, Swords and Diamonds, making him the most highly decorated Elite member of the war. After the war, Gille became active in HIAG, a lobby group and a revisionist veteran’s organisation founded by former high-ranking personnel in West Germany in 1951.
In January 1945, Gille, as leader of the IV Elite Panzer Corps, participated in a failed attempt to relieve the encircled German and Hungarian troops in the Battle of Budapest. In March 1945 he led the IV Elite Panzer Corps in the failed Lake Balaton Offensive. He surrendered to the U.S. forces in Austria.
Made of lightweight paper, this photo print is in EXCELLENT condition! Featuring an 8″x10″ photographic image of two soldiers digging out mud from under a motorcycle, it is hand signed in ink. Some marks and wear due to the age, but nothing that detracts. 100% original, it would look EXCELLENT framed! A PERFECT addition to any collection or display!
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Most of my items are vintage, and as such are AS-IS, so you must therefore expect a degree of wear due to age and/or usage. I will describe each auction to the best of my knowledge and take as many photos necessary to ensure you are pleased upon receiving your item. All sales are final, so please make sure your questions are answered to your satisfaction before you purchase.
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Although my passion is the Me109, I do offer many other German Aircraft (Fw190, Me262, etc.), as well as USAF and Japanese items. Occasionally I do offer many non-vintage items such as prints and art relating to the time period. As a private collector myself, I am constantly on the lookout for historical memorabilia, authentic photographs, artwork or anything unique relating to military aircraft.
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