|You are bidding on a SUPERB and 100% original WW2 German Wehrmacht Heer autographed photo of Eugen Zehnder. Unlike most of the autographs you see, this is a WARTIME signed postcard photo postcard (not post-war).
On January 17, 1943, Zehnder’s battalion was holding a dominant rock position in front of Tuapse in the West Caucasus, one which the Soviets had been attacking continuously for two weeks. At this time the battalion was reinforced by a company of Turkish soldiers, who did not speak much German but were nonetheless competent shooters. On this day the MG of a German squad was knocked out. Zehnder grabbed an intact MG and ran to the beleaguered group under intense enemy fire, an action which likely saved the men involved.
Later on, in the afternoon, Zehnder found himself in the leftmost position of his sector with only one other rifleman and a Turk. Below the position, he suddenly spotted a advancing Russian assault group of forty to fifty men. With the Turk giving covering fire, Zehnder and his fellow soldier stormed down the ridge and overran the enemy soldier. This independent and decisive action thus led to a significant success for the entire defensive front in that particular sector, and Zehnder was recognized for it with the award of the Knight’s Cross.
Made of heavy card, this postcard is in EXCELLENT condition! Featuring a photographic image of Eugen Zehnder, it is signed in ink at the bottom. Some marks and wear due to the age on the reverse, 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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